The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

Book - 2015
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Asylum meets Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in this riveting tale of ghosts, secrets, and family.

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?

Publisher: New York, NY : Point, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545639996
0545639999
Branch Call Number: YA ALENDER
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 22 cm

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JEM_LPL
May 08, 2018

"The Lovely Bones" crosses "The Shining" in this YA horror book. A quick and compelling read, with a wry sense of humor, and a neat reverse of the "English Villain" stereotype/

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lemonmelon
Mar 03, 2017

Wow! I loved this book! It was so interesting and somewhat scary. I really enjoyed reading it and would recommend to anyone who enjoys scary haunted asylum stories and also YA.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 27, 2016

After Delia’s Aunt dies and leaves her a house that was once used to hold troubled women, things start to go south. After the incident, Delia has to do everything she can to get out of this house. Is she strong enough to leave or will she be trapped there forever like the other inmates? An amazing story that makes you sit on the edge of your seat the whole time. Full of unexpected twists and turns you'll want to keep reading until the very end. Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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originofanna
Aug 18, 2016

The very beginning and the ending were the best parts of this book. It was a more unique horror novel (from what I've seen) but it just wasn't extraordinary enough to boost the rating.

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ione_10
Jul 09, 2016

The book was really good. The author used good wording to describe not just the character's situation, but also the scene it's taking place. It also has very good character development.

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rektskrub
Nov 19, 2015

rekt m8

KateHillier Nov 11, 2015

If you like American Horror Story this is worth a look. Take a teenager who has recently done something stupid, said teenager inheriting an old house from a distant relation, said house being a former asylum for 'troubled females', and add ghosts and murder. There's something in the house and it wants something. The question Delia has to face is what that is. Also how to get rid of it before her entire family is trapped there.

It's a quick read, certainly creepy, and full of enough haunted building tropes while still being interesting.

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ione_10
Jul 09, 2016

ione_10 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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