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House of Stairs - William Sleator
House of Stairs
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780590317689 (0590317687)
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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TonyTalbot rated it
5.0 5/5: House of Stairs
Five orphaned teenagers find themselves pushed into a strange room. There’s nothing but stairs that lead them eventually back to the only object beside a primitive toilet and a water source: a machine that delivers their food. But what do they have to do to earn that food?This is a short book – only...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 House of Stairs
The reader is thrown into a perplexing and grim environment right off the bat. One by one we're introduced to five teenagers who have been brought into an experiment. Few details of their outside life are explained, a grim series of foster homes and orphanages for four of them and the last goes at l...
deborahmarkus7 rated it
5.0 House of Stairs
A modern classic. I read House of Stairs frequently as a child, and was happy to see this speculative novel from 1974 stands the test of time.That's because Sleator wisely keeps the "futuristic" science fiction touches to a minimum. There's a very '70s reference to air pollution, but it isn't pivota...
Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author
Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author rated it
Lately, I've been re-reading books that I had read as a teen, and I'm happy to say that thirty years later, I still love this book. The amazing thing (to me) is that House of Stairs is just as current today as it was back then. It is set in an unspecified, futuristic setting, yet now its seems ver...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 House of Stairs
I received the sad news today that Bill Sleator died. Bill was a wonderful man and a great author. I loved turning kids on to his books. House of Stairs is one my favorites. I've read it several times and booktalked it often.
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