From the writer of the Bird Box comes INSPECTION, another bizarre storyline by Josh
Malerman that you cannot put down. This is another one of those
psychological thrillers that I love reading to the end. This novel with its
peculiar scenario, Malerman is able to shock readers again with his
imagination of a school deep in the forest filled with nothing but boys!
They do not know that girls exist. Can you imagine a world of the same
sex and not knowing any difference?
J is a boy who is a student in an all boys' school hidden away in the
forest. They do not know the outside world exists along with the
opposite sex, girls. These boys have never even heard of the word girls
or women. There are twenty-six boys with their father who is the head
or founder of the school. They have inspections every morning and
answer to their father on every thought that they have. Or at least they
are supposed to. They are being trained and groomed to be the
prodigies of art, the best that they can be without distractions.
Then somewhere a few ways away in the forest is another school full of
girls being raised for the same reasons. They too do not know that boys
exist. But then K, a girl makes a discovery that cannot be explained.
She comes across the secret that leads her and J to find out answers
before it is too late.
It takes real imagination to come up with a scenario like this. Josh
Malerman may be known for his eerie plots that leave you asking your
self questions about what if. INSPECTION has an ending that I wondered about
throughout my reading. With a novel like this, I wondered where
Malerman gets his inspiration from to develop such unnerving but great
plots. I cannot wait to see what else he comes up with in the future.
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls
at another. And neither knows the other exists—until now.
The innovative author of Bird Box invites you into a
tantalizing world of secrets and lies.
J is a
student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest
of the world.
J is one of only twenty-six students,
who think of their enigmatic school's founder as their
father. His fellow peers are the only family J has ever had.
The students are being trained to be prodigies of art,
science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all
they know—and all they are allowed to know.
But J is
beginning to suspect that there is something out there,
beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see,
and he's beginning to ask questions. What is the real
purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And
what secrets is their father hiding from
Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in
a school very much like J's, a girl named K is asking the
same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never
seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of
their two strange schools, they come to discover something
even more mysterious: each other.
Inspection, the masterful author of Bird Box
crafts a sinister and evocative gender equality anthem that
will have readers guessing until the final page.