Title: Nightmare Academy
Series: The Veritas Project (book 2)
Number of Pages: 200
Publication Date: 2002
Synopsis: "He was once a normal fifteen-year-old-boy. He had a name, a family, a school, and a life -- and he thought he knew something. But that boy, and that time, and that life have become ... nothing. His whole mind seems to have been erased. There's no boy here anymore. No knowledge, no thought, no reason. Nothing but terror, endlessly repeating cycles of it, layer upon layer of it, in swirling sounds, images, and sensations. Now he only stares into nothingness and whispers two ominous words ..."
I thought the first book in the Veritas Project was good, but Nightmare Academy was so incredible that I could barely put it down.
Nightmare Academy was by far the most terrifying school in the way that the "teachers" were slowly breaking down the kids’ views on right and wrong, and creating an environment in which there was no wrong or right way to do things. Along with the fact that there were no consequences for stealing, fighting, or raiding another students room.
I honestly cannot do justice to Nightmare Academy in a simple review without giving away a crucial detail or twist to the story.
All in all, Nightmare Academy earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.