A very short book that will stick with you Marvelous in its simplicity, its adventure, and breath taking symbolism. 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. I think that I may have read this when I was younger. 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 I was really looking forward to reading this but I m so disappointed I felt it could have been so much. 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. This was a fair sci fi or fantasy book by one of my favorite authors I prefer the ones withcomplexity andscience involved. 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 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 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