The Year of the Gadfly

The Year of the Gadfly - Jennifer Miller 3.5 starsInventive, darkly charming, well written, and absolutely preposterous. Miller creates some fascinating characters and develops them quite well as she weaves together the lives of several students past and present at a Massachusetts prep school. She took it a little too far for it to be a convincing portrayal, but I enjoyed entering the strange world of science geeks, an albino outcast, and an aspiring journalist who has imaginary conversations with Edward R. Murrow. If you have a fondness for the fictional prep school milieu, you'll happily take the bait on this one.