Review by Gretchen HoffmanA fifteen-year-old boy shows up along a highway interstate. He doesnt know his name, how to dress himself, and has no memory of whats happened to him. He simply repeats the words, Nightmare Academy.This is when teenage detectives Elijah and Elisha come into play. They go undercover as runaways where the boy and his friend were last seen before their disappearance. The twins are quickly headed on the right track, but things change when they too disappear. They investigate the going-ons but are unable to contact anyone from where they are. But once they find out whats really happening, will they have a chance to escape and save themselves?Peretti is a master storyteller with mystery novels, and this one is no exception. This book is a little darker than some of his other novels, and while its good, it is a bit creepy. I read this book when it first came out, and the one scene where Elijah quotes the Ten Commandments has stuck in my mind ever since. This is one of those books thats intriguing, discusses some deep ideas, and will stick in your mind long after youve read it. If youre a Peretti fan, have read book one in the series, or are into mysteries, this is one for you.
The Veritas Project is a must read!! Nightmare Academy was a book you could not put down. The first few pages of the book started out with an interst and story line you wanted to keep reading until you finish the book. I highly recommend !!!!
This book is written for teens. I am an adult and I couldn't put it down once I started to read it. Both of the books in this series keep you on the edge of your seat. This book though is one that you just can't stop reading until Elijah and Elisha and the Springfield's have solved the mystery.