Let's take a look at a classic horror trope: creepy boarding schools. Think old rambling buildings full of secrets and ghosts of the past, like the setting of Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth.
An educator prepares herself to return to her university for the fall semester by reading boarding school books and campus novels.
The rules are different, the setting is intimate--here are some recent and lesser-known must-read books set in boarding schools.
From petticoats to patronuses, the British boarding school story has it all. Here's a guide on where to begin and what to look out for.