Brutal Youth, by Anthony BreznicanRead about the other entries on the list.
Between the stressed-out staff and sadistic students, sociopaths are the norm at St. Michael’s, the boarding school where this novel takes place. My favorite is probably Colin Vickler (aka “Clink”), who stars in the prologue. Having been pushed to the breaking point by bullies, he stands atop the high school’s roof, flinging jars of hideous science class specimens at his fleeing victims. But the heart of the book belongs to Peter, Noah, and Lorelei, three freshman students to love and root for, even as they’re forced to make tough choices and suffer through even tougher mistakes.