Sunday, April 25, 2010

Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Rumored to be the place that perfected the lobotomy, Danvers State Hospital, abandoned and possibly haunted, is about to be torn down. Before that happens, though, six teenagers who aren't the closest of friends decide to break into the place and film a movie. For Derik, it is a chance to do something with his life other than flip burgers at his family's diner. For Mimi, it is a way to atone for the past. For Liza, it is something to do other than school work. For Chet, it's a chance to get out of the house for a night without suffering through his alcoholic dad's rants. For Tony and Greta, it is a chance to start their careers in the filming business.

Everyone has their own reason for going. But everyone has the same reason for wanting to leave- the place is haunted by spirits. Including, a patient whose journal they find and must help.

Even though it was a short read, I still consider myself breaking a personal record in finishing this book in a total of two days. I could not put it down. Even when I went out with my mom, I was trying to read the print with virtually no light. It creeped me out. Oh my goddess it creeped me out. By the end, I was stiff as my dog when she gets cold and goes into her little ball. I loved the book and, though I never re-read books in the interest of reading more books, I would definitely have to put this on my list of novels to reread later on. Loved it so much it officially got a:


  1. glad you enjoyed this one so much!

  2. I've heard great things about this one. I'll have to give it a try.!

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