Second Wind is a press with a growing reputation and this latest addition to its inventory bodes well for its future. The tensions in “School of Lies:” are taut; the characters, particularly Kendra, Hoffman’s much wronged protagonist, are generally right on the money. It’s common knowledge that teachers are supposed to have all the answers, but set foot in Hoffman’s world and you see how little it takes to dispell that long-held illusion, even to a someone reasonably seasoned in academe. That you can’t trust anyone, Kendra already suspects near the novel’s beginning; but that you can’t trust in the truth becomes something she has to learn, and we’re right with her for that process.
This is a book worth reading for any number of reasons–how much more fun it is than doing your homework, to name but one.
This review was written by Sophie and is reprinted from Amazon.