Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess is a book about fourteen-year-old Nicholas Dane, who seems like your typical popular boy (good lucks, leader,etc.), getting everything whisked away from him when his mother dies after a heroin overdose. Nicholas goes to live with Jenny, his mother's best friend but he is eventually relocated to Meadow Hill Assessment Center after he gets into a fight at school. This isn't just any boarding school, its one for boys with violence issues and he soon realizes that after a couple of fights. There, he befriends a boy named Oliver and both them have to face the inhumane wrath of the home's deputy head, Tony Creal. Read this book to find out if they boys get out alive and sane! I would give this book eight out of ten stars (ten being the highest) because it is very interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. However, this story takes place in Britain, so there are many English terms that you may not be familiar with!
~Divya, Teen Book Reviewer