The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

Book - 2015
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Delia's new house isn't just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females -- an insane asylum nicknamed "Hysteria Hall." However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.But the house still wants to keep "troubled" girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia becomes trapped. And that's when she learns that the house is also haunted.Ghost girls wander the hallways in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia learns that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, too, harbors shocking truths within its walls -- truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.And she'll need to act quickly -- before the house's power overtakes everything she loves.Katie Alender brings heart-pounding suspense, gorgeous writing, and a feminist twist to this tale of memories and madness.
Publisher: New York : Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., ©2015.
ISBN: 9780545639996
9781338032390
Characteristics: 329 pages ;,22 cm

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daniellevk_0 Nov 01, 2018

This is a good ghost story for young adult readers who don't want too much horror or scare. A teen and her family go to fix up a haunted building that used to be an asylum. While she is in a room she dies mysteriously and as a ghost she has to learn what happened to her, meet other ghosts, and try and figure out what is going on with the house and why nobody can move on. There is mystery in this story with several ghosts that are not who they appear to be. The main character learns who she is in death when she was not able to do while alive.

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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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