Asylum

Asylum

Book - 2013
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Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying -- secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past.
Publisher: New York :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062220967
Branch Call Number: Y ROU
Characteristics: 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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jessicalynn113
Sep 18, 2017

This book started off good! It was a super easy read and it did not waste anytime getting "into it". Every other page of this book features images that go along with what you are reading on the contrasting page which was pretty cool and creepy. However, the ending was a bit of a disappointment. But I don't regret reading it!

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crazycoolbff
Jan 08, 2017

Loved it!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 14, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! It is a great psychological horror for young adults that really plays with the mind and the psychology behind it. The story follows a young adult as he "test drives" a college. He stays in a building that was once an asylum, that was last run by a man with his very same name... This book manages to teach you a bit, and keeps you guessing until the end. I would highly recommend this for horror fans, particularly ones that like American Horror Story and Hannibal.
- @PerpetuallySleeping of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! It is a great physiological horror for young adults that really plays with the mind and the psychology behind it. The story follows a young adult as he "test drives" a college. He stays in a building that was once an asylum, that was last run by a man with his very same name.... This book manages to teach you a bit, and keeps you guessing until the end. I would highly recommend this for horror fans, particularly ones that like American Horror Story and Hannibal.

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AReads16
Jul 10, 2016

I loved this book so much!!!!!
I liked how it had pictures that went along with the story. It is really fun to read parts of the book leading up to the climax at night with a flashlight under the covers. Doing this gives you the sense of being in the book and being watched. This is a great book if you are into horror movies and creepy things. This is also a great book if you enjoy the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series.

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CamilaNunez
Jul 01, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this book because it talks about 3 friends who go to a college prep in New Hampshire and their student housings are being remodeled so they have to stay in what used to be an asylum where they eventually discover what the asylum used to do to their patients. this book is really great if you want to read a mystery/thriller/horror book this book provides real pictures from asylums that give the reader the feel of what it was like to be a patient

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Sansha
Mar 13, 2016

I enjoyed this suspenseful young adult novel. Set around a disused asylum, where a group of gifted students are spending their term break. The asylum buildings are off limits to the students, but three friends are drawn to the buildings in search of answers to age-old mysteries.

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Iza3ella
Feb 04, 2016

This wasn't the best book. I expected it to be much scarier. the story line to me is a bit off but it is a good summer book to read.

JaidentheKiller Dec 02, 2014

I don't care what everyone else says about this book-I think that it's completely amazing. It's a mystery, and it's supposed to leave you with hundreds of questions unanswered. As for the crappy romance, the boom wasn't even a romantic fiction, it's supposed to be a horror/mystery/thriller so the author was right to focus on the mystery and the things that Dan, Abby and Jordan had to and wanted to solve. The pictures were also amazing; they helped sneak in a chilling feeling in my spine that left me really creeped out. This is a really good book with an amazing plot and storyline and cool characters as well. I love it, it is pure GENIUS!!

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CeeWags
Oct 01, 2014

I'm not even sure what to say about this book. Bizzare, odd, peculiar, weird, disturbing, I just don't think it describes it. Dan is a foster kid who's link was somewhat made. Abby is arts who's link was also somewhat made. Jordan is homosexual and smart, but what did it have to do with linking him to the story? What did the math problem have to do with the story? I know what Felix did, but how was he chosen for it? It was never explained where the cops were on the two particular events. It had parts that you wanted to stop reading, then it would pick up, but then it would slow down again. I can't say I'd recommend reading this and I'm not sure I want to read the next two.

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violet_bear_942
Mar 08, 2017

violet_bear_942 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

green_hornet_122 Jul 14, 2015

green_hornet_122 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Kristen MERKE
Aug 04, 2014

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AReads16
Jul 10, 2016

This creepy, but enjoyable, book is about 16 year old Daniel Crawford. It is set at a summer college prep program in New Hampshire. The normal summer housing is closed, so the students are staying at the old Brookline Dorm. This dorm is not like any ordinary dorm, as it used to be an asylum. When Dan and his friends start explore the forbidden basement, they discover secrets from the asylum's dark past that the town wishes to forget about. They reveal connections linking Dan and others to the activities that went on there years ago. From disappearing emails, to the attacks that continue to happen, Dan and his friends must get to the bottom of what twisted things really happened below the psychiatric hospital. Full of photos from asylums, you will be pulled into this gripping novel.

green_hornet_122 Aug 02, 2015

Dan Crawford is thrilled to be attending the summer program for gifted students at New Hampshire College, but once he finds out that he's been housed in a dorm that was formerly an asylum, called Brookline, for the criminally insane. Dan seeks to solve the mysteries of Brooline. Dan soon finds out about mysterious ties he has with the asylum. Dan becomes friends with Abby, a girl with her own mysterious ties to Brookline, Jordan a guy with his own odd quirks, and together the three investigate things that clearly should be left alone, including the forbidden areas of the building, to which Dan can't stop going to.

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arrowbooks
Jul 09, 2015

Dan Crawford goes to New Hampshire College for the summer in order to do college prep, but gets much more than he bargained for when student dorms are relocated to the town's old asylum, where Dan finds has ties to his shrouded past. Together with his new friends Abby and Jordan, Dan seeks to unravel the mysteries of the asylum, before it drives him insane.

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AReads16
Jul 10, 2016

Once you get in, there's no getting out.

green_hornet_122 Aug 02, 2015

"No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness."

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Bearskito
Nov 03, 2013

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing.

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