House of Stairs

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Dutton, 1974 - Juvenile Fiction - 166 pages
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Five fifteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human response.

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User Review  - Marian Perera - Goodreads

If you are ever forced to choose which futuristic dystopia you'll live in, that of The Hunger Games or that of William Sleator's House of Stairs, please, please pick Panem. Even if you're chosen as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather T. - Goodreads

Bizarre! I was fascinated by where the plot was going, but ended up a bit underwhelmed by the epilogue. I also didn't feel a connection with any of the characters, but maybe that's asking a lot out of ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1974)

William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66.

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