Sunday, January 31, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender


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Asylum meets Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in this riveting tale of ghosts, secrets, and family, from master of suspense Katie Alender. 

Delia's new house isn't just a house. It used to be an insane asylum, a place to lock up "troubled" young women long ago. And a restless, wicked spirit is still at play--and it doesn't want defiant girls like Delia to go anywhere.

So the house kills her.

Now Delia is a ghost, trapped in her creepy home forever. As she meets the other ghost girls who haunt the narrow hallways, as well as the handsome ghost boy on the grounds, she learns shocking truths about the house's history. Delia also realizes that her alive and grieving sister might be the house's next target. Can Delia unlock the mystery of the old asylum, save her sister, and free herself?

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 13 years, 2 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book reminds me of a person, because of the many different aspects to it. On the outside it looks quite scary, I was thinking it was really going to be a horror story to scare me. However, when you read it, you find out that it is a story with great morals about family and good deeds. As I was saying, this reminded me of a person because what is on the outside is not really what is on the inside, and this is why I LOVED this book!

This book is about a house that murders troubled females. When Delia Pivens inherits the house that used to be a mental institution, she knows something about the house is not right. Delia suddenly dies from a smoke overtaking her body and it is then that she decides that it is her mission to get back to her family and find a way to break the curse on the house. 

My favorite character(s) are Eliza and Janie because even though Eliza did something terribly wrong, she wants to find the good in life by helping Delia. However, Janie is brave and fierce and she reminds me so much of someone I know. 

My favorite part is when Delia and Janie are in the basement and Delia has to show Janie a sign that it really is her. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.