The War at Ellsmere

The War at Ellsmere Review

Juniper is the newest scholarship student at the prestigious Ellsmere Academy. She soon finds herself labeled a "special project," harried by stringent standards, and in the novel position of being someone's nemesis.

Luckily for Jun, she has an ally in the quirky Cassie, who tells her the story of Ellsmere's eccentric founders and the legend of the creature that roams the woods on the school's grounds. But can Cassie help Jun survive Ellsmere? Between queen bees and mythical beasts, Jun has quite the year ahead of her.

Title:The War at Ellsmere
Edition Language:English

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    The War at Ellsmere Reviews

  • Sam Quixote

    Juniper wins a scholarship to the prestigious Ellsmere Academy boarding school but soon finds herself at odds with the rich toff girls who see poor people as entertainment. The war between Jun and the...

  • Lauren

    I really enjoyed reading this! The War at Ellsmere focuses on Juniper, a girl who has got into a boarding school on a full scholarship. Once there, she meets Emily, a horrible bitch of a girl who want...

  • Sesana

    The War at Ellsmere is not exactly a groundbreaking graphic novel. The story is instantly familiar: a scholarship student at a ritzy school runs up against a snotty mean girl. There are any number of ...

  • Seth T.

    If young adult fiction suffers from one thorn in its literary side, it's disposability. Books in the demographic are devoured and forgotten with an ease that must wound all but the most circumspect au...

  • Licha

    This is the second book I've read by Faith Erin Hicks and I have to say that I love the way she captures a teenagers life. The stories can tend to be a little cliché but she still manages to give the...

  • Divine

    This graphic novel is a light read and I love how the art style fits perfectly with the whole theme of the story. However, I do think that this projected a rather plain and typical representation of t...

  • Crowinator

    Juniper is a scholarship student at the posh, academically rigorous boarding school, Ellsmere Academy. She already knows she isn't going to fit in when she sees her incredibly fancy dorm room and thin...

  • Rach

    An enjoyable story about a girl who enters a boarding school and realizes she has more in common with the girls there than she anticipated. Oh, and there's a unicorn! My only wish would be that each s...

  • David Schaafsma

    This precedes and is not nearly as good as Friends with Boys but has her deft, manga-esque capturing of emotions with small gestures and lines... The story focuses on a girl who gets accepted at a pre...

  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    I adore this graphic novel! Juniper is a scholarship student who attends a fancy girls boarding school. She makes friends (and enemies) on her very first day, and has to hold her own in the new more c...