A plucky wasp heads to the big city to start on a career in advertising! No, no I’m kidding—this is actually a fantastic-looking Gothic novel. I love haunted house novels, and I love boarding house stories. So imagine my delight when I found out about The Job of the Wasp! The young narrator ends up at a school for orphans that features both uncaring classmates and a Dickensianly brutal headmaster—but soon bodies start turning up, and the book takes an even more sinister turn that seems to be more than a bit supernatural.
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