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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Writing I like William Sleator's style of writing. - Goodreads
Plot Starting out, the plot was really weird. - Goodreads
The ending is very good also. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Whitney - Goodreads

Another William Sleator book in my collection and another great book. Since reading Singularity as a child, I've been meaning to read the rest of Sleator's works. House of Stairs is the third book I ... Read full review

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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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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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