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Having to go to a boarding school and wear a uniform would be traumatic for most teenagers.   Add a ban on cell phones and music, and it is like the world is ending.   Oddly enough, for Miranda Tate, these things become the least of her worries in the 257 page, young adult fiction novel Wuthering High.   This novel was written by Cara Lockwood and published by MTV Books.   Wuthering High is a modern novel that will be examined using a summary of its mystical plot, an analysis of the dynamic character Miranda, and a discussion of the book’s theme about punishments.

            The summary of this book’s plot combines the completely modern with mystical elements that make it truly entertaining.   The story opens with Miranda trying to downplay the major discretions, including totaling her dad’s new BMW convertible, that cause her parents to send her to Bard Academy, a boarding school for juvenile delinquents.   For a teenage girl who calls Chicago home, Bard Academy’s location on an island off the coast of Maine seems like halfway across the world.   As soon as Miranda arrives on the island, she knows something just isn’t right about the school.   The bus driver drives like a maniac and asks her if she has any drugs.   The athletic coach drinks out of a flask.   There are even security personnel called “Guardians” who are allowed to get physical with students.   Things get even stranger when Miranda learns that there was a student that disappeared from Bard several years before, and Miranda becomes positive that this girl’s ghost is haunting her.   Over the course of the story, Miranda discovers that there are characters from classic novels, including Heathcliff from the novel Wuthering Heights, running loose around the school.   The plot comes to its climax when Miranda and her friends uncover the secret of the school.   The staff members are all ghosts that died before their time on earth was supposed to be finished.   For that, they have been sentenced to serve at Bard for an...

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