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Grades 4 - 8Grade 7n/a6.250692
Everyone is afraid of something...

Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders.

Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying.

Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces.

Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water.

With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 031603326X
ISBN-13: 9780316033268
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  • firebolt9
    firebolt9Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm55 stars
    I love this book so much because it tells the readers that 4 kids have a fear of something that they want to get rid of it if you like what I say read it today
    • ezawesome215
      ezawesome215Friday, March 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm33 stars
      It tells about kids with phobias who are sent to an unknown school called School of Fear
      • meganho
        meganhoMonday, February 8, 2016 at 6:10 pm55 stars
        My favorite character (and the one that is most like me) is definetly Madeleine.
        • momlove100
          momlove100Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:39 am
          I like it to best book
        • meganho
          meganhoMonday, February 8, 2016 at 6:07 pm55 stars
          AWESOME BOOK!!! If you haven't read it already, u should
          • popstarprincess
            popstarprincessMonday, November 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm
            is this book good for a book report!?!?
            • shiftkitty
              shiftkittyTuesday, February 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm55 stars
              have it but haven't read it yet but i heard its a very good book.
              • Dr. WhoTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:44 pm
                This is a thrilling book including phobias, cures, and an old woman who is NOT modest, and discussing cheese. I think it is great
                • ediggins
                  edigginsTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:08 am55 stars
                  so amazing
                  • lolfriend687
                    lolfriend687Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:47 pm55 stars
                    OMG! this book was breath-taking. This book was one of the best I have read. The second one is even better. There is a secret about Mrs. Wellington and Abernathy...
                    • candyexpress
                      candyexpressWednesday, April 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm55 stars
                      I'm not done but it's good!