House of stairs

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Puffin Books, Apr 1, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 166 pages
39 Reviews
Peter. Lola. Blossom. Abigail. Oliver. Five sixteen-year-old orphans. One by one, they are brought to a place that is unlike anything any of them has ever known. It's not a prison, not a hospital. It has no walls, no ceiling, no floor. Nothing but endless flights of stairs leading nowhere - except back to the red machine. The five will learn to love the machine, will let it rule their lives. But will they let it kill their souls?

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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

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1991)

For more than thirty years, William Sleator has thrilled readers with his inventive books. His "House of Stairs" was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He divides his time between homes in Boston and rural Thailand.

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