Witherwood Reform School

About the Author: Obert Skye

Obert Skye read his first book at age two He wrote his first story at age four And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six For a short time, he lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he spent time as a candy taster Several years ago, Obert Skye says, he discovered the existence of Foo Publishing his story as a fictional series was not Obert s first choice Nevertheless he is content that the history is being told.Hobbies and other interests Collecting old maps, water polo, roller coasters.


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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Witherwood Reform School
  • Obert Skye
  • 22 October 2017
  • 0805098798

Witherwood Reform SchoolAfter A Slight Misunderstanding Involving A Horrible Governess, Oatmeal, And A Jar Of Tadpoles, Siblings Tobias And Charlotte Eggars Find Themselves Abandoned By Their Father At The Gates Of A Creepy Reform School Evil Mysteries Are Afoot At Witherwood, Where The Grounds Are Patrolled By Vicious Creatures After Dark And Kids Are Locked In Their Rooms Charlotte And Tobias Soon Realize That They Are In Terrible Danger Especially Because The Head Of Witherwood Has Perfected The Art Of Mind ControlIf Only Their Amnesiac Father Would Recover And Remember That He Has Two Missing Children If Only Tobias And Charlotte Could Solve The Dark Mystery And Free The Kids At Witherwood And Ultimately Save Themselves

10 thoughts on “Witherwood Reform School

  1. Faye, la Patata says:

    And Bubbles makes her appearance yet again I really appreciated the warm and positive feedback her debut received, which inspired me to use Bubbles evenWitherwood Reform School is a MarchMacmillan title, and I was given the opportunity to read a review copy Here are my thoughts through Bubbles wit and humor view spoiler hide spoiler

  2. Marc Bisson says:

    Withered Reform School tells of Tobias and Charlotte Eggars after their father abandons them on top of a large hill to teach them a lesson They are approached by an odd man who coaxes the children to stay The kids soon realize that they are at a place called Witherwood The kids then discover that Witherwood has vicious creatures and monsters and they realize that they are in danger and need to get out Overall, this book kept me on my toes and has interesting elements to it It s face paced, Withered Reform School tells of Tobias and Charlotte Eggars after their father abandons them on top of a large hill to teach them a lesson They are approached by an odd man who coaxes the children to stay The kids soon realize that they are at a place called Witherwood The kids then discover that Witherwood has vicious creatures and monsters and they realize that they are in danger and need to get out Overall, this book kept me on my toes and has interesting elements to it It s face paced, which made it hard to have a connection to the main characters, however, I can see my students enjoying the fact that it digs right into the action of the story I would use this book to reconfirm the genre of Modern Fantasy, particularly how it would be considered low fantasy I would spark conversations with my students about what made this book a low fantasy and how it contributed to the whole plot of the book I definitely see my students enjoying this books

  3. Robin Glassey says:

    I admit I m an Obert Skye fan and was inclined to love the book even before opening the cover But Witherwood had me from the very beginning with the letter to the reader and the Prologue explaining why it was an important prologue and Obert s suggestion to just read it Tobias and Charlotte s unfortuate tale of what can happen to two children as a result of one event, reminded me somewhat of The Series of Unfortunate Events, which I also loved Tobias and Charlotte try desperately to change t I admit I m an Obert Skye fan and was inclined to love the book even before opening the cover But Witherwood had me from the very beginning with the letter to the reader and the Prologue explaining why it was an important prologue and Obert s suggestion to just read it Tobias and Charlotte s unfortuate tale of what can happen to two children as a result of one event, reminded me somewhat of The Series of Unfortunate Events, which I also loved Tobias and Charlotte try desperately to change their circumstances and nothing seems to go right Know that Witherwood Reform School is the first book in a series, so don t be surprised when things aren t wrapped up at the end If you enjoy fantasy, humor, and mystery then this book is for you

  4. Anya says:

    Well that was. odd No answers, depressing and unsatisfactory ending, cruel children that mock every adult they encounter and interludes that are sometimes funny but mostly just strange While I m curious about what is actually going on, I refuse to give in to a shoddy attempt to trick me into reading the sequel.

  5. Susan says:

    I do not want to be too harsh here, but even if a book is the first in a trilogy or a series, I do think the reader is owed a little something to start with, and I really have to say that we are given precious little to go on here Charlotte and Tobias live with their widowed father, who isthan a little out of his depth raising two spirited older children When a prank on their terrible nanny goes badly awry, their harried father plans to scare them straight by pretending to ditch them Un I do not want to be too harsh here, but even if a book is the first in a trilogy or a series, I do think the reader is owed a little something to start with, and I really have to say that we are given precious little to go on here Charlotte and Tobias live with their widowed father, who isthan a little out of his depth raising two spirited older children When a prank on their terrible nanny goes badly awry, their harried father plans to scare them straight by pretending to ditch them Unfortunately, disaster intervenes and the two clueless children find themselves actually abandoned in the middle of nowhere, with no other place to seek refuge at the mysterious and somewhat sinister school that is situated there Unfortunately for them, getting out of Witherwood proves a much bigger challenge than getting in.There is a premise here, but it does not seem to ever get off the ground It feels like it is all just laying groundwork for the rest of the series, which is a tough hand to deal a reader, in my opinion Most of the characters in book one are still so sketchily depicted that it is hard to have much feeling about them, including unfortunately Charlotte and Tobias, who are not even really differentiated from each other all that much The mystery of Witherwood in this case might actually be a little too much of a mystery at this point Outside of the fact that they are basically imprisoned there, we are given such little detail about the school and the surrounding grounds, that there really isn t enough of a hook to invest readers outside of the obvious family divided plotline Style wise, the book strikes an interesting note somewhere between Lemony Snicket s Series of Unfortunate Events and the Books of the Beginning series, which might be promising, but a book needs to hang a hat on somethingthan just quirkiness alone I read an ARC I have to hope that if the final version doesn t see much changes, that the author plays fair and makes good on his promises by giving us something much meater in the sequels, now that the setup is all in place

  6. Angie says:

    Tobias and Charlotte play one too many tricks on their nanny which causes their father to have to take action He dumps them in front of Witherwood Reform School and leaves them Witherwood is not like other schools They seem to already know who Tobias and Charlotte are and there are many mysteries surrounding the school including its staff and students It was built on top a mesa that was created by a meteor impact The school has dangerous guardians on the grounds who attack intruders The he Tobias and Charlotte play one too many tricks on their nanny which causes their father to have to take action He dumps them in front of Witherwood Reform School and leaves them Witherwood is not like other schools They seem to already know who Tobias and Charlotte are and there are many mysteries surrounding the school including its staff and students It was built on top a mesa that was created by a meteor impact The school has dangerous guardians on the grounds who attack intruders The head of the school Mr Withers has a hypnotic voice that causes the students to accept their place at the school with joy and contentment Tobias and Charlotte want nothingthan to leave the evil school, but are soon under its spell like the other students This is a quirky, quirky book Tobias and Charlotte seem like normal kids but they find themselves in anything but normal situations Everything just keeps getting stranger and stranger theyou read of this book This is the beginning of a series and the book readslike a set up for that series than a series opener There is no resolution of any kind at the end of the book and the reader is left with wayquestions about what is going on then they like Witherwood is bizarre to say the least and we don t find out why or what purpose it is serving I think my enjoyment of the book dipped a lot when I realized there was no good ending The kids are in much the same position they were at the beginning of the book I wantedanswers and don t like the fact that I will have to wait until the next book to get them Not sure I am interested enough to wait however I received this book from Netgalley

  7. Adele Broadbent says:

    When Tobias and his younger sister pull a trick on their awful nanny, their father is so angry he orders them into his car, before driving them many miles to leave them in the dark and rain outside tall metal gates The sign says Witherwood Reform School Caring, Community and Character since 1805.He quickly feels guilty and turns around to go back for them but things go awry on the way.What Tobias and Charlotte soon face would turn their father s hair white if he knew what he d left them to, a When Tobias and his younger sister pull a trick on their awful nanny, their father is so angry he orders them into his car, before driving them many miles to leave them in the dark and rain outside tall metal gates The sign says Witherwood Reform School Caring, Community and Character since 1805.He quickly feels guilty and turns around to go back for them but things go awry on the way.What Tobias and Charlotte soon face would turn their father s hair white if he knew what he d left them to, and they have to use all their courage and initiative to try and escape Monsters, locked doors, a matron ten times worse than their nanny and hours of kitchen work every day are now part of their lives, no matter how many times they plan to leave Witherwood is not just a school, but something otherworldly with a long history.The first in an intriguing new series with the second out soon, it reminded me a little of A Series of Unfortunate Events with a humorous narrator and no end of terrible things happening to the siblings Looking forward to the next in the series entitled Lost Found

  8. Elisheva Rina says:

    Silly but a fun read Genuinely freaky at times.

  9. Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) says:

    3.5 stars

  10. Makena says:

    4.6 Stars I picked this book off the library shelf expecting yet another Harry Potter rip off of some kind, but boy, was I wrong Not only is the concept unique and fun, but the book brings out that potential in a dynamic and unpredictable story The writer s style comes off as quirky and I loved the whole telling you a story vibe The little paragraphs from the narrator at the beginning of the story made me chuckle a number of times, and though they helped relieve the tension, they also gave 4.6 Stars I picked this book off the library shelf expecting yet another Harry Potter rip off of some kind, but boy, was I wrong Not only is the concept unique and fun, but the book brings out that potential in a dynamic and unpredictable story The writer s style comes off as quirky and I loved the whole telling you a story vibe The little paragraphs from the narrator at the beginning of the story made me chuckle a number of times, and though they helped relieve the tension, they also gave the whole story a unique, foreboding mood.Why not five Well, I ll just go on a little blurb about the characters Originally, I kind of felt like the nanny was overexaggerated in her vulgar ways, but the description did its job you hate her as much as the kids do But the major thing is the two main characters Now, I really did like them The concepts behind them were original and interesting the unathletic Tobias with his mood ring freckles and love of maps, and the energetic Charlotte with her Her I enjoyed the subtlety of their powers Instead of super strength or speed or whatever, they have highly sensitive smell and hearing, respectively But I felt like they just should ve beenfleshed out Charlotte is a little boring, and though they go through hard things, there s just not a lot of depth of character or personal dilemma The story is merely plot driven But hey, that plot is great, so I can t complain