House of stairs

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Puffin Books, Apr 1, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 166 pages
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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  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

Probably one of the creepiest books I've ever read. William Sleator quite literally drags up the worst slivers of human nature, preying on very deep fears. It's kind of like the reader is a character ... Read full review

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User Review  - প্রান্ত দস্তিদার - Goodreads

The House of Stairs is a story tells you about different aspects of human behavior and their turnovers with demanding situation. Boys and girls stuck in a place in the middle of nowhere and they have ... Read full review


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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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