The Dead House By: Dawn Kurtagich/ Book Review!


                                Three Students: Dead

                Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.

Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn “the girl of nowhere” Kaitlyn’s diary, discovered in the ruins of Elmbridge High, reveals the thoughts of a disturbed mind. It’s charred pages tell a sinister version of events that took place that tragic night, and the girl of nowhere is caught in the center of it all. But many claim Kaitlyn doesn’t exist, and in a way, she doesn’t-because she is the alter ego of Carly Johnson. Carly gets the day. Kaitlyn has the night. It’s during the night that a mystery surrounding the Dead House unravels and a dark, twisted magic ruins the lives of each student that dares touch it. 


This story is written in psychiatric reports, witness testimonials, video footage, and a diary of Kaitlyn! I like how the book was written out and I found it very interesting, but as I got to the half way point I started to get bored, it felt like there weren’t really giving me much to keep my interest it was the same thing over and over again I never really got the answers I wanted from the book! They talked about a younger sister who was adopted and kind of threw her in bits and never really gave her a story, it is mentioned that Kaitlyn is an alter ego, but was it more of a personality disorder? Then Carly disappears and Kaitlyn completely takes over the body! So what happened to Carly?  Even when the story picked up I still felt it was still no giving me what I wanted! The book started out very promising and I hate that I felt this way! So I’m only giving this a 2 star read for me! I know a lot of people out there loved the book, and gave it great reviews and I don’t want to offend anyone who liked the book, but it just wasn’t for me!

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