Hotel for the Lost

Hotel for the Lost

For Ages: 14 - 99
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Program comes a haunting, romantic, and suspenseful story about one girl’s search for healing in a grand and mysterious hotel full of secrets.

Stay tonight. Stay forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn’t have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between in a place that is so much more than it seems…

And the 13th chapter will only add to the mystery behind the 13th floor of Hotel Ruby...and ultimately, what it means for Audrey.

Welcome to the Ruby.
  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481423014 | 
  • October 2016 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
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Reading Group Guide

A Reading Group Guide to

Hotel Ruby

By Suzanne Young

 

About the Book

Just three months after their mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Audrey Casella and her older brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their maternal grandmother near the Nevada mountains. Their grief-stricken father has become unable to care for them, and he decides his children will be better off without him.

On the drive through the mountains, the family stops at a hotel for the night. Hotel Ruby is beautiful, with its burgundy patterned floor, dark wood paneling, and opulent chandeliers. The elegant guests roam the gardens, bask in the ever-present sun at the pool, and, if one is fortunate enough to receive the black invitation, dance the night away at the exclusive evening party in the ballroom.

Without an invitation of her own, Audrey joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past. The more she learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows.

Audrey is torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems.

Welcome to Hotel Ruby.

Discussion Questions

1. How does each member of the Casella family respond to grief? Do any of them s see more

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About the Author

Suzanne Young
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Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of the Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, The Adjustment, The Complication, A Need So Beautiful, and Hotel Ruby. You can visit her online at Suzanne-Young.Blogspot.com.

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