The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie AlenderThe Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

byKatie Alender

Paperback | August 30, 2016

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In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time...

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.

Katie Alender is the acclaimed author of several novels for young adults, including the Bad Girls Don't Die series; Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer; and Famous Last Words. A graduate of the Florida State University Film School, Katie now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her daughter, and her very spoiled dog, Winston. She enjoys ...
Title:The Dead Girls of Hysteria HallFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.02 × 5.25 × 0.64 inShipping dimensions:8.02 × 5.25 × 0.64 inPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1338032399

ISBN - 13:9781338032390

Appropriate for ages: 12


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Date published: 2018-03-12
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Date published: 2017-12-10
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Date published: 2017-05-05
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Date published: 2016-11-24
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Date published: 2016-11-06

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall * " Alender creates a fascinating, eerie world... A really scary and original ghost story." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review" A chilling tale of forgotten tragedies and family secrets. Strong female characters anchor the story." -School Library JournalPraise for Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer "All the flavor of a macaron, bound by a ganache of sweet, supernatural grit." -Kirkus Reviews " A story that mixes slice-of-life teen drama with supernatural menace, infused with the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Paris that comes to life in the process." -Publishers Weekly