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Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove is sent to Wildthorn Hall where she is labelled a lunatic. To have a chance of being set free she must be honest with herself, and love will be the key.
Publisher: London : Young Picador, 2009.
ISBN: 9780330458160
Branch Call Number: FIC Eagla
Characteristics: 359 pages


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Jul 15, 2013

I've never gotten bored so quickly with a book. I'd picked it up for the whole "trapped in an insane asylum" concept, but it felt like I was reading a biography of a girl living in an overly misogynistic world. I could barely get past the first few chapters, and I never did finish it.

Jun 13, 2013

It dident really tell why they tried to give her a diffrent name and to me if they give her a diffrent name at that place it would be more brainwashing that whhat she did in the book.

debs4 Jul 05, 2012

It was a bit boring but still very good

Jan 25, 2010

Intriguing plot. It sometimes lost my attention. Overall, a good book.

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meghan Jul 20, 2009

Dark secrets and deep betrayals haunt this extraordinary debut set in a Victorian madhouse Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor''s daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself - and others - in order to be set free. And love may be the key . . .


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