Review - The Classmate by Will McIntosh

By Carmen, 22 October 2022
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Year Published: 2022

Genre: Children’s Literature, mystery


Thirteen-year-old Benjamin is pulled from his old life and forced to attend a special boarding school in the middle of nowhere. That's confusing enough. Then, he's fed instructions through an earbud and thrown into etiquette classes alongside an angry, spike-covered creature. Despite wearing purple dresses and having the unassuming name of Eve, the creature is horrifying and, as Eve quickly demonstrates, dangerous.

With the help of his new friends Lorena and Persephone, Ben must overcome his own anxieties and uncover the truth about Eve’s origin. But he learns that the school's agenda is much bigger than he ever thought possible. Ben needs to earn Eve’s trust, and fast. The fate of the world depends on it.

About the Author:

Will McIntosh is a science fiction and young adult author, a Hugo award winner and a winner or finalist for many other SF awards. His most recent books are THE CLASSMATE (Middle Grades, February, 2022), and FALLER (adult Science Fiction from Tor Books). His novels DEFENDERS and THE CLASSMATE are both currently optioned for film/TV, while LOVE MINUS EIGHTY, about women trapped in a cryogenic dating center, was named the best science fiction book of 2013 by the American Library Association. Will was a psychology professor before turning to writing full-time. Originally from New York, he lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife and their twins.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: Will McIntosh Facebook

Twitter: Will McIntosh Twitter

Buy the Book:

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My Take on the Book:

This was an interesting book – I don’t read children’s literature very often, but I quite enjoyed this one.

I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

Since this was a book I enjoyed, I definitely will be reading more of this author’s work in the future.