High atop Hathorne Hill, near Boston, sits Danvers State Hospital. Built in 1878 and closed in 1992, this abandoned mental institution is rumored to be the birthplace of the lobotomy. On the eve of the hospitals demolition, six teens break in to spend the night and film a movie about their experiences. For Derik, its an opportunity to win a filmmaking contest and save himself from a future of flipping burgers at his parents diner. For the others, its a chance to be on TV, or a night with no parents. But what starts as a dare quickly escalates into a nightmare. Behind the crumbling walls, down every dark passageway, and in each deserted room, they will unravel the mysteries of those who once lived there and the spirits who still might.
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|Lexile ® Measure||770L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Laurie Faria Stolarz|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|
|Publisher||Little, Brown Book Group|