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TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it 2 years ago
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 A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 3 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 3 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 A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 5 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 A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 6 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...
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