|Theo, Madeleine, Garrison, and Lulu|
The other students include Lulu and her fear of enclosed spaces, Garrison and his fear of large bodies of water, and Theo who worries constantly about death - both his and the members of his family. He is constantly reporting statistics on the many different ways people have met their end. He and Madeleine are the best drawn of the four students.
On the other hand, Mrs. Wellington, the owner of the school, her assistant Schmidty, and the sleazy attorney Mr. Munchauser, are just weird. It seems as if the author just loaded them up with quirks.
Anyway, it is a pleasant read - if somewhat drawn out - and the illustrations by Carrie Gifford are adorable. I can see how it would appeal to middle-school students.
Here's a bonus: Each chapter begins with the definition of a different phobia including this one that I had never heard of or imagined.
Arachibutyrophobia - the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
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