I have to write an essay on TOTS and well, what can I say? It has got to be the most boring, pointless and unsatisfying book I have ever read. I could murder my English teacher for making us read this stupid ghost-story/gothic novel thing of a book. Firstly, the Governess has an over-active imagination, is amazingly delusional and really quite sad. Secondly, how on earth are we meant to understand what Henry James is trying to say?? Thats not English he's speaking!! If youre going to study a book, at least make it one your students will understand! And oh no, Miles dies. What a shame. After analysing the damn thing for weeks and weeks it drains the life and soul out of your body so when something finally happens, who gives a crap?!!?I think this book should be banned from the GCSE syllabus.