Among the Dolls

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Macmillan, May 2, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
6 Reviews
A dark awakening . . .
When her parents give her a gloomy old dollhouse for her birthday instead of the ten speed bike she's expecting, Vicky is disappointed. But she soon becomes fascinated by the small shadowy world and its inhabitants. The hours she spends playing with the dolls is a good way to escape from her parents's arguments. As Vicky's life becomes more troubled, she starts to take out her frustration on the dolls, making their lives as unhappy as hers.
Then one day, Vicky wakes up inside the dollhouse, trapped among the monsters she's created. Bewildered, Vicky is sure she's dreaming. Can she find her way out of this nightmare world?

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User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

Another not-so-great Sleator (though it's not as disappointing as Into The Dream). The premise is great, the idea is creepy, and the ending is okay. Just none of it was well executed. I feel like it ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The antique dollhouse Vicky's parents buy for her tenth birthday—instead of the hoped-for ten-speed bike—distresses her even more when she finds herself inside it, the prisoner and intended slave of ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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.