By William Sleator
A depressing awakening . . .
When her mom and dad provide her a dark previous dollhouse for her birthday rather than the 10 velocity motorcycle she's awaiting, Vicky is disenchanted. yet she quickly turns into desirous about the small shadowy international and its population. The hours she spends fiddling with the dolls is an efficient strategy to break out from her parents's arguments. As Vicky's lifestyles turns into extra , she begins to take out her frustration at the dolls, making their lives as unsatisfied as hers.
Then someday, Vicky wakes up contained in the dollhouse, trapped one of the monsters she's created. Bewildered, Vicky is bound she's dreaming. Can she locate her approach out of this nightmare international?
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Among the Dolls by William Sleator