Down a Dark Hall
By Lois Duncan
Laurel-Leaf, 1974. 181 pgs. Young Adult
When her mom gets remarried, fourteen-year-old Kit feels a little awkward at home. To get away, Kit applies for entry into a new, elite all-girls boarding school. When she arrives, things start to feel a little strange. An old, creepy house and shadowy figures make Kit uneasy. As the other students arrive, Kit thinks it will get better, but as soon as they realize it’s just the four of them and that all classes are individual, Kit knows the headmistress is up to something. Exactly what it is though, none of the girls expected.
If you’re looking for something a little creepy, this is a great option. I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but it is on the older side. The teens don’t have cell phones or any type of internet, so their experiences are limited to just the school grounds and snail mail. While this is definitely on the creepy side, I never felt truly scared. As Halloween approaches, I would recommend this to anyone who wants something light enough to be a little unnerving, but nothing more.