House of Stairs by William Sleator


Five orphans are put into this maze that is reminiscent of M.C. Escher’s House of Stairs. They have to learn to rely on each other, for better or worse, to obtain food. This continues on until two of them realize what’s really going on and how far they might be pushed.


This book goes along the same lines as 1984 and Animal Farm. It was pretty scary at times. Interesting concept, but scary.

©Cori Endicott June 2013