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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 4 years ago
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...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 4 years ago
This is a solid group of short stories. My favorite story was "Michael's Little Sister" by C.S Adler. I didn't have much of an emotional response to any of the others, but most of the stories were good and I did enjoy them. The only one I actually disliked is "Blood Sister" by Jane Yolen. I have o...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 7 years ago
I read this so many times growing up. 'Among the Dolls' is a Prince among the dolls come alive and ruin your life books, of which there are more than a few. What surprised me about reading this now was how short 'Among the Dolls' is. This book looms large in my memories, and I was an even more vorac...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 7 years ago
Much like the dreams referenced in the title, the details of this book diminished in my memory until, seeing this review was up next, I had to wrack my brains to come up with anything at all.In staid juvenile fiction tradition we have a union of opposites for our protagonists. Paul is an awkward ner...
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it 7 years ago
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...
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