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The Death House
by Sarah Pinborough


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Toby s life was perfectly normal until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test.


Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses.
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Overview

Toby s life was perfectly normal until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test.


Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They re looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it s time to take them to the sanatorium.
No one returns from the sanatorium.
Living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear. But then a new arrival in the house shatters the fragile peace, and everything changes.
Because everybody dies. It s how you choose to live that counts.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781783298037
  • ISBN-10: 1783298030
  • Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 320


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Dystopian
Books > Fiction > Fantasy - General
Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Contemporary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-10-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

The Death House of this coming-of-age novel is where "defective" children abducted from their families are warehoused as they anxiously await the emergence of symptoms signaling their inevitable deaths. Toby, the appealing 17-year-old narrator, struggles to adapt to the grim sociology of the place, even as he copes with the usual teenage angst and moons over Julie McKendrick, his great love that might have been. But when freckle-faced Clara appears on the scene, the reader knows that Julie will soon be a fading memory and Toby is about to find love in the midst of death. Will he beat the odds? Will love conquer all? If Pinborough (Beauty) was aiming at Ishiguro territory, she has fallen short. Readers, rather than being sucked into her world, are more likely to find themselves distracted by a host of unanswered questions and resentful of the constantly escalating emotional manipulation. Young adults may enjoy this novel; adult readers will find it less Never Let Me Go and more Romeo and Juliet light. (Sept.)

 
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