The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand, August 28, 2012. Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster—lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does, too.)Why: Because it sounds most excellent! I want and need to read The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls so much. SO MUCH!
But then Lawrence goes missing. And he’s not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that Mrs. Cavendish’s children’s home is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out . . . different, or they don’t come out at all.
If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria, even if it means getting a little messy.