Monday, February 11, 2008

Project 17, by Laurie Faria Stolarz

You’re Invited to
A Discussion Dinner

on
Thursday, March 13th
(Sorry for another date change!)
at 6 p.m. in the Media Center
Your books will be in on THURSDAY...Hurray!

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. Locals have long believed the place to be haunted. They tell stories about the unmarked graves in the back, of the cold spots felt throughout the underground tunnels, and of the treasures found inside: patients personal items like journals, hair combs, and bars of soap, or even their old medical records, left behind by the state for trespassers to view. On the eve of the hospital's demolition, six teens break in to spend the night and film a movie about their adventures. For Derik, it's an opportunity to win a filmmaking contest and save himself from a future of flipping burgers at his parents’ diner. For the others, it's a chance to be on TV, or a night with no parents. But what starts as a playful dare quickly escalates into a frenzy of nightmarish action. 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.

Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA,

Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing

from Emerson College in Boston.

She is currently working on a new series, also for young adults.

Hardback copies of
Project 17
will be on sale for a discounted cost of $16.00
(tax included) next week!


Everyone who purchases a book will receive a signed bookplate from Laurie as well as other special treats! Get your copy before they are gone!
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It wasn't the birthplace of the lobotomy nor was it ever "perfected" there as some people think.

~Mrs. Stu said...

You're right "Anonymous"....the book Project 17, which is entirely fictional, merely suggests it was "believed" to be the birthplace of the lobotomy...not proven, but believed. Thank you though for your clarification and hopefully you'll get a chance to read Project 17...it's great!

Lindsey m said...

Hey Mrs.Stu,
I LOVE the thrill and acton you get from Project 17 :) Thank You for letting me read it. I have told people they need to read it (only if they don't get scared easily). Well can't wait til the meeting on March 4th.
Love Lindsey

~Mrs. Stu said...

Glad you enjoyed it Linds! It scared the be-jeezus outta me! And notice that I changed the date! Glad you reminded me of tryouts!

Linds said...

No problem Mrs.Stu:) It did scare me a lot too. No I didn't tell my dad. LOL. But I think it is good for our book club to read freaky stuff every once in a while :) Well see you at school :)
Love Yah ~ Linds

Linds said...

Hey Mrs.Stu You need to change my blog address. it is lindseysgabpage.blogspot.com

Thanks Love Ya

Disco Mermaids said...

I've been looking forward to reading this book for a while, so I'm gonna read it right along with ya.

Good choice, Mrs. Stu!

- Jay Asher

~Mrs. Stu said...

Yeah, Jay! We'll be expecting to hear your review! And I am sure Laurie will be honored to have your opinion. :)
~Aimes

LINDS said...

HEY JAY!!!
HOW ARE YOU???
LONG TiME NO TYPE!!!
SO i HEARD THAT YOU ARE COMiN TO SLAPOUT!!!!
YOU ROCK!!!!!
CAN'T WAiT TO MEET YA!!!

LOVE LiNDSEY!!!!!

PS. MRS.STU, THAT iS KiNDA COOL, OUR LAST BOOK'S AUTHOR iS READiNG YET ANOTHER BOOK WiTH US!!! HE ROCKS!!!

kATHeRiNE said...

hey mrs.stu!!! it is katie!!! how r you??? i'm great!!! see ya later!!!