Six For Sunday: Back To School Realness – Books Set In Schools

It’s the second week of Six for Sunday’s Back To School Realness prompts and this week we really are heading back to school as I pick six books set it schools

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Steph at ALITTLEBUTALOT. You can find a list of prompts from July to December 2019 here

Books Set In Schools

Now when it comes to things like Six for Sunday I’m never one to make like easy for myself. So this week I’ve limited myself to books still on my TBR… Of course having not read them yet I’m not entirely sure how accurate my choices are, I’m basing this solely on the blurbs and hoping for the best!

Lightning Girl by Alesha Dixon

The first book in a laugh-out-loud, high-voltage, action-packed adventure series for 8+ readers from hugely popular TV personality, Alesha Dixon, written in collaboration with Katy Birchall. 10-year-old Aurora Beam lives at home with her utterly unremarkable family… until the day she sees her little sister being picked on in the playground and suddenly beams of light shoot out of her fingers! It’s time for her parents to drop a life-changing bombshell. Mum is a secret superhero, fighting crime across the globe while Dad looks after the kids at home. As Aurora’s own powers come into play, will she be able to balance her new super skills training with school? Will she be able to keep it all a secret from her friends? And when her mum’s evil twin pops up, will Aurora think that being a super VILLAIN might be more fun…?

This definitely mentions a playground and balancing her super skills training with school so I’m counting this as being set in a school. I’ve heard good things about Katy Birchall so I’m hoping this is a great collaboration. I would have loved to read about a character who looked like Aurora Beam back when I was an eight year old.

Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly

This is the story of how I became my sister…

A spine-tingling mystery set in a creepily atmospheric boarding school. Ivy must uncover the secrets behind her twin sister Scarlet’s disappearance before it’s too late.

When troublesome Scarlet mysteriously disappears from Rookwood School, terrifying Miss Fox invites her quiet twin sister Ivy to ‘take her place’.

Ivy reluctantly agrees in the hopes of finding out what happened to her missing sister. For only at Rookwood will Ivy be able to unlock the secrets of Scarlet’s disappearance, through a scattered trail of diary pages carefully hidden all over the school.

Can Ivy solve the mystery before Miss Fox suspects? Or before an even greater danger presents itself?

This one has been sitting on my kindle for a few months now. I am all for creepily atmospheric boarding schools though so I look forward to visiting Rookwood School!

Princess In Practice by Connie Glynn

Lottie and Ellie are back! 

Head back to Rosewood Hall with your two favourite princesses in the sequel to Undercover Princess!


As they return to Rosewood after the dramatic events of their first year, Lottie and Ellie are hoping for a peaceful term.

But strange things are happening at Rosewood. Pupils are being poisoned. 

Is the threat of secret organisation Leviathan growing closer?

Lottie and Ellie are determined to find the culprit; but danger could be closer than they think…

I wasn’t quite as taken with Undercover Princess as I wanted to be, but I enjoyed it enough to pick up Princess In Practice when I saw the hardback on offer but I’ve not gotten around to reading it yet. The third book in the series is due out shortly so I really should get round to it so I can decide if I want to buy it or not.

Goodbye, Perfect by Sarah Barnard

When I was wild, you were steady . . . 
Now you are wild – what am I? 

Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a complete shock when, five days before the start of their GCSEs, Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about. And it’s the last person she would ever have expected.

As the days pass, and her world begins to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her best friend and herself.

To my shame I still haven’t read a Sara Barnard book despite many many people whose views I greatly trust telling me how wonderful she is. I’m not sure how much of this is actually set in a school but I understand it involves a teacher so I’m counting it!

One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

It is a year after the action of One of Us Is Lying, and someone has started playing a game of Truth or Dare.

But this is no ordinary Truth or Dare. This game is lethal. Choosing the truth may reveal your darkest secrets, accepting the dare could be dangerous, even deadly.

The teenagers of Bayview must work together once again to find the culprit, before it’s too late . . .

One Of Us Is Next is the sequel to One Of Us Is Lying which is due out early in 2020. I’m very much looking forward to travelling back to Bayview and catching up with this cast of characters. I didn’t love Two Can Keep A Secret as much as I’d hoped so fingers crossed for this one!

The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

Physics genius Caro Kerber-Murphy knows she’s smart. With straight As and a college scholarship already in the bag, she’s meeting her two dads’ colossal expectations and then some. But there’s one test she’s never quite been able to ace: love. And when, in a particularly desperate moment, Caro discovers a (definitely questionable) scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you, she wonders if this could be the key. What happens next will change everything Caro thought she knew chemistry – in the lab and in love.

Is her long-time crush Haruki with her of his own free will? Are her feelings for her best girl friend some sort of side-effect? Will her dog, Sirius, ever stop humping her leg?

My dear friend Charlotte picked me up the sampler for this book from YALC and I spoke recently about how much I’m looking forward to it. The sample chapter certainly starts at a school football game so I’m thinking there’s enough there for it to count!

They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!

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