Friday, April 18, 2014

Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Stars: 5 out of 5

My Review
I didn't know what to expect when I first picked up the book and started to read, but by the second chapter I couldn't put the book down. It was soo intriguing and it made you wonder what was going to happen next.

The plot of the book is: High atop Hathorne Hill, near Boston, sits Danvers State Hospital. Built in 1878 and closed in 1992, this abandoned mental institution is rumored to be the birthplace of the lobotomy. Locals have long believed the place to be haunted. They tell stories about the unmarked graves in the back, of the cold spots felt throughout the underground tunnels, and of the treasures found inside: patients' personal items like journals, hair combs, and bars of soap, or even their old medical records, left behind by the state for trespassers to view.
On the eve of the hospital's demolition, six teens break in to spend the night and film a movie about their adventures. For Derik, it's an opportunity to win a film making contest and save himself from a future of flipping burgers at his parents' diner. For the others, it's a chance to be on TV, or a night with no parents. But what starts as a playful dare quickly escalates into a frenzy of nightmarish action. Behind the crumbling walls, down every dark passageway, and in each deserted room, they will unravel the mysteries of those who once lived there and the spirits who still might.

It's the best to read late at night during a thunder storm where every sense is heighten and every nerve is on edge. There were a lot of unexpected happenings in the book and the way she wrote the book makes you feel like your in the scenario with the other teens in the abandoned hospital wondering what every dark shadow has lurking behind it. Each teen has there own reason for going to the hospital that night each with a different motive overall the end of the books tells you how each person turns out whether they make it out ALIVE!

Overall a very good book that i would recommend for a quick summer read. =)

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