She was Born a Good Girl: An All Girls Boarding School Story

January 3, 2018

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Raunchy Zoe, prude Nola, follow-fashion Myra, indecisive Jody and man-hunter Anona. It’s final year at the Rosemount School, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in Jamaica where parents send their daughters to become ladies; but some girls allow their raging hormones to turn them into renegades. No-nonsense, principal, Lenora Mustafa has her hands full with these girls as she strives to maintain the school’s enviable reputation. Everyone is different in this sisterhood, but they all share a common goal to graduate at the end of this school year. How will final year go?

 

REVIEW

A well-crafted coming of age tale…

By Piaras on January 3, 2018 for Emerald Book Reviews

Author Garfield Whyte weaves a vibrant and very interesting coming of age tale, with fascinating twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints an all-girls boarding school story in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a relatively fast-paced novel that will keep you captivated from the first page to the last.

The book description gives a sneak preview; ‘Raunchy Zoe, prude Nola, follow-fashion Myra, indecisive Jody and man-hunter Anona. It’s final year at the Rosemount School, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in Jamaica where parents send their daughters to become ladies; but some girls allow their raging hormones to turn them into renegades. No-nonsense, principal, Lenora Mustafa has her hands full with these girls as she strives to maintain the school’s enviable reputation. Everyone is different in this sisterhood, but they all share a common goal to graduate at the end of this school year. How will final year go?’

Now, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed.

Engaging, and entertaining, this work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly mesmerizing journey!

If this book is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Garfield Whyte in the future. I would definitely recommend this book and would love to see it adapted for the Silver Screen. I honestly think this would make a great movie. Five stars from me.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Garfield Whyte, a lawyer, is also an author and poet. He is the author of TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod, which had been adapted into a screenplay for which he is seeking financing.

His non-fiction: Nostalgia from: A City Set Upon a Hill, is his memoir about his all boys boarding high school in Jamaica; Munro College. This book is also adapted to a screenplay awaiting financing.

His other book: Feelings is a collection of his environmental photography and poems, which is designed as a gift for friends, “for that moment you cannot put in words of your own.”

Garfield, after graduating from Munro College in Jamaica, attended the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica, where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in geography and social sciences. He also obtained a master’s degree in business administration from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA.

Still not satisfied with my academic achievements, he went on to complete a law degree from the University of London, then on to the Norman Manley Law School.

Prior to his legal career, he worked in the banking sector with leading commercial banks, including Workers Bank, CIBC Jamaica Limited (now FirstCaribbean) Bank, and last with Scotiabank, with his final banking position being senior marketing manager.

Now a practicing lawyer, he limits his practice to real estate, probates, and contract law.

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