Inspection

Inspection Review

J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world.

J is one of only twenty-six students, all of whom think of the school’s enigmatic founder as their father. J’s peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know—and all they are allowed to know.

But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he’s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them?

Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J’s, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other.

Title:Inspection
Edition Language:English

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  • Chris

    Josh Malerman is best known for his disturbing, deeply original novel “Bird Box,” about a mother determined to save her two young children, even though it will mean rowing 20 miles down a river, b...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    Right now is a great time to be Josh Malerman.The success of the Netflix Original, BIRD BOX, based on his horror novel of the same title, is staggering. I'm not at all surprised. Great books make grea...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I think I'll be keeping this one brief, as I don't want to spoil anything and I am a middle of the road reviewer for this book. As others before me have stated, this one is a super slow burn, which is...

  • Debra

    Best laid plans and all that......What happens when good old D.A.D and M.O.M keep their "children" in the dark? That really is the question! J is one of the 26 Alphabet boys. They are being raised by ...

  • Kaceey

    Once again I find myself branching out into the dystopian world. How could I possibly resist the latest release from Josh Malerman. I absolutely loved his previous release of Bird Box.While Bird Box r...

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Random House Publishing and Ballantine books.I have this love/hate/whatever relationship with Mr. Malerman. I love his story ideas. I love them so much that even when I know I shouldn't r...

  • Holly  B

     Original, Zany and Perplexing... From the author of  Bird Box,  this novel completely threw me for a loop. A mesmerizing cover and a promising premise had me diving in with high expectations.From...

  • Carol

    4 BIG-TIME STARS FOR ORIGINALITY! Like so many, I love, love, loved BIRD BOX, (both novel and movie) enjoyed THE HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE and UNBURY CAROL, and now after reading INSPECTION, one...

  • Susanne  Strong

    3.75 Stars* (rounded up).Well, that was different. In truth, I couldn’t tear my eyes away!What can I say without giving too much away? “Inspection” is weird and wild and had a really interesting...

  • Michelle

    1-1.5 stars.A husband and wife duo decide to live out a "thought experiment" where 26 boys and 26 girls are kept in separate towers in the Michigan wilderness. It is their hypothesis that if each sex ...