Among the Dolls – Albawater.co

Vicky is disappointed in her birthday gift of a dollhouse, but she experiences real terror when she is drawn into the house and the lives of its malicious inhabitants


10 thoughts on “Among the Dolls

  1. Bren Bren says:

    But, though she tried at first, the dollhouse was impossible to ignore Not only was it so large, but now she began to be aware that it held a peculiar fascination for her.Among the Dolls by William SleatorReread from childhood.I remember this book as being twice as creepy as it wound up being Or maybe it is because I was so young when I first read it For whatever reason, I did a reread and though it is a bit creepy, I did not find the reread all that enjoyable.If there is one thing that is But, though she tried at first, the dollhouse was impossible to ignore Not only was it so large, but now she began to be aware that it held a peculiar fascination for her.Among the Dolls by William SleatorReread from childhood.I remember this book as being twice as creepy as it wound up being Or maybe it is because I was so young when I first read it For whatever reason, I did a reread and though it is a bit creepy, I did not find the reread all that enjoyable.If there is one thing that is creepy it is dolls Yeah they were fun as a kid but there have been so many movies and stories and books on dolls gone bad..LOL..I get that.This one was a short read and while I love the premise I did not feel the creepy factor I will say though it is always fun to reread childhood books and this one is no different in that respect Maybe not my favorite of childhood but a quick, fun read anyway


  2. Hilary Hilary says:

    This short, scary, slightly science fiction story, tells of how a girls mistreatment of her dolls has significant repercussions for her It was an interesting read although I found it dark and gloomy and as a read aloud I found doing cross and sinister voices for virtually the whole book exhausting, I found the underlying message quite depressing because it is profoundly true There were lots of twists to the story and it was fun trying to work out what was happening and what was going to happen This short, scary, slightly science fiction story, tells of how a girls mistreatment of her dolls has significant repercussions for her It was an interesting read although I found it dark and gloomy and as a read aloud I found doing cross and sinister voices for virtually the whole book exhausting, I found the underlying message quite depressing because it is profoundly true There were lots of twists to the story and it was fun trying to work out what was happening and what was going to happen next My daughter enjoyed itthan I did


  3. ☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė ☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė says:

    I think that I may have read this when I was younger.


  4. [Name Redacted] [Name Redacted] says:

    A deeply disturbing children s book by the author of The Green Futures of Tycho It was a pleasure to see a female protagonist as the lead in a story NOT focused on girl power sisterhood, young romance or growing up I was at times reminded of Neil Gaiman s book Coraline and at others of Jonathan Coulton s song Creepy Doll My only concern is that the book might not be long enough for older children while proving too disturbing or frightening for younger children I suppose it will vary A deeply disturbing children s book by the author of The Green Futures of Tycho It was a pleasure to see a female protagonist as the lead in a story NOT focused on girl power sisterhood, young romance or growing up I was at times reminded of Neil Gaiman s book Coraline and at others of Jonathan Coulton s song Creepy Doll My only concern is that the book might not be long enough for older children while proving too disturbing or frightening for younger children I suppose it will vary depending on the child who is reading it


  5. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    This book is modern, but it holds all the eerie charm and nostalgia of a classic ghost story When rebellious and resentful Vicky finds herself able to control and take violence out on her new dolls, a nightmare unfolds when she goes too far in harming them and they come alive for revenge Appropriate for younger readers but still well written, vibrantly descriptive and chilling, Among the Dolls is an excellent book for any horror or thriller fan.


  6. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    I love Sleator s Juv SF adventures I love TSH s art, especially her fantasy But this is horror I can t stand horror Or maybe I can, when crafted by this team Very original no vampires, no witches, no gore, almost no violence but nonetheless suspenseful I m very glad that I don t have a dollhouse in my attic.


  7. julianne julianne says:

    I was really looking forward to reading this but I m so disappointed I felt it could have been so much .


  8. Helen Helen says:

    This was a fair sci fi or fantasy book by one of my favorite authors I prefer the ones withcomplexity andscience involved.


  9. Andria Andria says:

    A young girl gets an antique dollhouse for her birthday instead of the bike she wanted, and expresses her anger by making the dolls mistreat each other When she wakes up and finds herself shrunken down to doll size and trapped inside the dollhouse, she realizes her play gave the dolls a mean streak and now they are taking it out on her She has to find a way to escape or be trapped among the dolls forever.Another creepy doll favorite from my childhood The original illustrations by Trina Schart A young girl gets an antique dollhouse for her birthday instead of the bike she wanted, and expresses her anger by making the dolls mistreat each other When she wakes up and finds herself shrunken down to doll size and trapped inside the dollhouse, she realizes her play gave the dolls a mean streak and now they are taking it out on her She has to find a way to escape or be trapped among the dolls forever.Another creepy doll favorite from my childhood The original illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman are everything


  10. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    A very short book that will stick with you Marvelous in its simplicity, its adventure, and breath taking symbolism.