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* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler: [[spoiler: When everyone returns back to their own times, they all retain their memories of what happened, even though the BadFuture for Harvey and Wendell is erased]].

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler: [[spoiler: [[[spoiler: When everyone returns back to their own times, they all retain their memories of what happened, even though the BadFuture for Harvey and Wendell is erased]].


* TheFogOfAges: [[spoiler: Mrs. Griffin is Really700YearsOld, as she struck a deal with Hood for immortality. Not even she knows how old she really is.

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* TheFogOfAges: [[spoiler: Mrs. Griffin is Really700YearsOld, as she struck a deal with Hood for immortality. Not even she knows how old she really is.]]



* GivingThemTheStrip: Henry is grabbed by the back of the jacket, so he slips out of his jacket to escape.

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* GivingThemTheStrip: Henry Harvey is grabbed by the back of the jacket, so he slips out of his jacket to escape.


* VisualPun: Lulu has a doll's house occupied by her pet lizards, who are lounging around on the furniture, making them literal [[LoungeLizard Lounge Lizards]].

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* VisualPun: Lulu has a doll's house occupied by her pet lizards, who are lounging around on the furniture, making them literal [[LoungeLizard Lounge Lizards]]. The accompanying image makes this even clearer.

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* VisualPun: Lulu has a doll's house occupied by her pet lizards, who are lounging around on the furniture, making them literal [[LoungeLizard Lounge Lizards]].


%%* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle


* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Lulu's gradual transformation into a fish.]]

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* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
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[[spoiler: Lulu's gradual transformation into a fish.]]]]
** The descriptions of Hood's minions. Rictus has an unnatural, shark like grin, and Marr is described as grossly obese. Marr has an extra helping of BodyHorror in her demise, [[spoiler: where she melts from her own transformative powers]]. The book also comes with a lot of drawings, some of them featuring said body horror.


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%%* {{Animorphism}}

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%%* {{Animorphism}}* {{Animorphism}}: For Halloween, Harvey is transformed into a vampire by Marr. A ''real'' one.



%%* ChekhovsGun
* CheshireCatGrin: Rictus is always sporting one of these.
%%* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Griffin

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%%* ChekhovsGun
* ChekhovsGun: The Ark is seen and referneced several times throughout the story, and features as part of Harvey's final attack on Hood.
* CheshireCatGrin: Rictus is always sporting one of these.
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these, looking rather like a shark.
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CoolOldLady: Mrs. GriffinGriffin, who is herself a prisoner ([[spoiler: the first one, in fact]]), takes care of the children and tries to provide them with as much happiness as she can [[spoiler: before their end]]. She also [[spoiler: helps Harvey escape the first time around]].



%%* DealWithTheDevil

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%%* DealWithTheDevil* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Mrs. Griffin, Hood's first victim, accepts a deal for immortality with him because of her fear of death after her first cat died.]] Hood later offers Harvey a deal as well, [[spoiler: and Harvey accepts in order to trick Hood into exhausting his magic as a proof of his power]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Mrs. Griffin, made immortal as part of her DealWithTheDevil because she feared death, has now lived so long and seen so much that she welcomes death in the end.]]



%%* DevourTheDragon



%%* TheDitz: Wendell

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%%* * TheDitz: WendellWendell. He doesn't care about much of anything, and just likes to loaf around. He isn't very bright, or brave, or strong willed, but somehow always manages to stay out of danger, especially during the final fight, to which he is completely oblivious.



%%* EarnYourHappyEnding

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%%* EarnYourHappyEnding* EarnYourHappyEnding: Harvey and Wendell manage to escape from the House halfway through the book. However, they both have lost a lot of years of their lives, and had to leave Lulu behind, for whom it was already too late. They decide to return and fight Hood for their lost time, which leads to the actual happy ending.



%%* EpiphanicPrison

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%%* EpiphanicPrison* EpiphanicPrison: Besides the wall, the House also creates illusions that trap children inside their own minds. It takes a strong will to resist these illusions, and see things for what they really are (if only glimpses). Wendell, however, is weak willed, and easily falls under Hood's sway again on his return.



%%* TheFogOfAges: Mrs. Griffin

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%%* * TheFogOfAges: [[spoiler: Mrs. GriffinGriffin is Really700YearsOld, as she struck a deal with Hood for immortality. Not even she knows how old she really is.



%%* HappyPlace: Holiday House

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%%* * HappyPlace: Holiday HouseHouse, and the book name drops the trope title. Combines with EpiphanicPrison to form a LotusEaterMachine that traps children inside.



%%* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Marr, Jive. And Hood to a lesser extent.]]

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%%* HoistByHisOwnPetard: * HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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[[spoiler: Marr, Jive. And Hood who Harvey forces to reshape herself into her dream appearance. Unfortunately, she dreams of ''nothing''.]]
** [[spoiler: Jive, wanting to demonstrate that the food is not poisoned, eats it. The food is really dust, however, which reminds his body that it, too, is dust, upon which he turns to dust himself.]]
** [[spoiler: Rictus stole
a lesser extent.bit of Hood's magic as insurance. However, he gloats about this right on top of the ruins, which promptly reform into Hood's hand, and forces him to release the magic, leading to Hood's OneWingedAngel form.]]
** [[spoiler: Hood, eager to please Harvey so he will accept his DealWithTheDevil, ends up draining his own magic to do so, and destroying his first form with Harvey's final wish.
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%%* ImmortalityImmorality

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%%* ImmortalityImmorality* ImmortalityImmorality:
** Hood, who stays immortal by stealing the souls and life force of children.
** Downplayed for [[spoiler: Mrs. Griffin, who struck a DealWithTheDevil to become immortal. She is still very kind-hearted, though, and her deal was motivated purely by a fear of death]].



%%* KindheartedCatLover: Mrs. Griffin

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%%* * KindheartedCatLover: Mrs. GriffinGriffin, who has three cats. This also plays a pivotal role in her backstory.



%%* LotusEaterMachine
%%* MasterOfIllusion: [[spoiler: Hood]]
* MeaningfulName: [[BodyHorror Marr]], [[HyperactiveSprite Jive]], [[CheshireCatGrin Rictus]]
%%* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Carna, Rictus.
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Carna

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%%* LotusEaterMachine
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* LotusEaterMachine: The House functions as one. Hood uses illusions and magic to keep children happy, making them want to stay.
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MasterOfIllusion: [[spoiler: Hood]]
Hood, who uses illusions to trap children in his House, in order to steal their souls.]]
* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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[[BodyHorror Marr]], [[HyperactiveSprite Jive]], [[CheshireCatGrin Rictus]]
%%* ** Mrs. Griffin, who acts as a protector of children.
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MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Carna, Rictus.
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Carna is described as having hundreds of teeth, which she apparently likes to steal (some were stolen from Marr). Rictus is also described as having a huge, sharklike grin with a lot of perfect teeth.
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NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: CarnaCarna, invoking carnage. Rictus and Marr also count if you get the MeaningfulName.
* NightmareFetishist: Harvey, particularly for becoming a vampire. During the Halloween night where he is transformed into a vampire, he ''really'' enjoys the experience, is tempted to attack Wendell for a moment when the latter offers him as a much better victim instead (not knowing it is Harvey, and never finding out, for that matter), and is saddened once the spell is taken away. Later, when he feels he has been defeated, he fervently wishes he could just be a vampire again.



%%* OneWingedAngel

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%%* OneWingedAngel* OneWingedAngel: Hood. His first form is [[spoiler: the House itself]]. After his first defeat, [[spoiler: he becomes a giant built out of the wreckage of the House]].



%%* OurVampiresAreDifferent

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%%* OurVampiresAreDifferent* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Harvey turns into something more akin to classical vampires, with a red throat, black fur, and leathery wings under his arms.



%%* PoweredByAForsakenChild

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%%* PoweredByAForsakenChild* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: Hood's powers are fueled by the souls of children, which in turn he uses to lure and trap more children.]]



%%* TheRenfield: Rictus is revealed to be one.
%%* ResetButtonEnding: [[RippleEffectProofMemory Sort of.]]
%%* TheReveal

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%%* * TheRenfield: Rictus is revealed to be one.
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one for Hood, acting as his lackey. Jive is also said to function as this.
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ResetButtonEnding: [[RippleEffectProofMemory Sort of.]]
%%* TheReveal
At the end of the story, [[spoiler: all children are sent back to their own times, having only lost the few months they spent at the House as children]].
* TheReveal: Several, most notably the real nature of the House, and Mrs. Griffin's mysterious backstory.



%%* RippleEffectProofMemory

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%%* RippleEffectProofMemory* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler: [[spoiler: When everyone returns back to their own times, they all retain their memories of what happened, even though the BadFuture for Harvey and Wendell is erased]].



%%* TrappedInAnotherWorld

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%%* TrappedInAnotherWorld* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler: After Harvey and Wendell escape the first time, they end up in a BadFuture where the world has moved ahead by decades, and their parents have grown old without them.]]



%%* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: Hood]] plays this straight with [[spoiler: Harvey]].
%%* WhatYearIsThis
%%* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Mrs. Griffin

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%%* * WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: Hood]] Hood plays this straight with Harvey, offering him a DealWithTheDevil]].
* WhatYearIsThis: Subverted, no mention is made of what year it is, currently or in the BadFuture, no one asks, and when Harvey asks
[[spoiler: Harvey]].
%%* WhatYearIsThis
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Mrs. Griffin]], they'd rather not say because it would be too painful.
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WhoWantsToLiveForever: Mrs. GriffinGriffin, after [[spoiler: being granted immortality as part of her deal with Hood, has grown tired of it and has become a DeathSeeker]].



%%* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Rictus]]

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%%* * YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Rictus]]Rictus, who reveals he has betrayed Hood by stealing some of his magic for himself, and plans to become his successor. Hood promptly reforms himself into a new form and murders him for his betrayal]].


* HyperactiveSprite: Jive is described as this: "Every muscle in his body seemed to be in motion: tics, jigs, and jitterings ... Even his hair ... seemed to hear some crazed rhytm."



* MeaningfulName: [[BodyHorror Marr]], Jive, [[CheshireCatGrin Rictus]]

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* MeaningfulName: [[BodyHorror Marr]], Jive, [[HyperactiveSprite Jive]], [[CheshireCatGrin Rictus]]


Harvey quickly befriends the incumbent residents of the house: two other kids named Wendell and Lulu, kindly caretaker Mrs. Griffin and her seemingly sentient cats, and two of Rictus's "siblings". However, some sinister hints are dropped, such as the collection of [[InfantImmortality children's]] [[AvertedTrope clothes]] in the attic, the forbidden lake behind the House, and mentions of a fourth member of Rictus's family called "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Carna]]". Above all, who is Mr. Hood and where does he get his power from? Eventually, Harvey's curiosity and growing suspicions about the House lead him to discover some unpleasant truths...

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Harvey quickly befriends the incumbent residents of the house: two other kids named Wendell and Lulu, kindly caretaker Mrs. Griffin and her seemingly sentient cats, and two of Rictus's "siblings". However, some sinister hints are dropped, such as the collection of [[InfantImmortality children's]] [[AvertedTrope clothes]] in the attic, the forbidden foreboding lake with child-sized fish behind the House, and mentions of a fourth member of Rictus's family called "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Carna]]". Above all, who is Mr. Hood and where does he get his power from? Eventually, Harvey's curiosity and growing suspicions about the House lead him to discover some unpleasant truths...

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* EasterEgg: In the illustration of the Halloween masks, one of the masks is of [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Pinhead]].


* TheDragon: Carna is more beastly and monsterous and acts as Mr. Hood's more serious enforcer compared to the other members of his QuirkyMinibossQuad.

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* TheDragon: Carna is more beastly and monsterous and acts as Mr. Hood's more serious enforcer compared to the other members of his QuirkyMinibossQuad.QuirkyMinibossSquad.


* WeakWilled: Wendell isn't a very strong character in that when he and Harvery return to try and fight Mr. Hood, Wendall is easily brought back under the house's spell.

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* WeakWilled: Wendell isn't a very strong character in that when he and Harvery Harvey return to try and fight Mr. Hood, Wendall is easily brought back under the house's spell.


%%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The book's premise

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%%* * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The book's premisepremise as Harvey wants to escape the responsibilities of growing up but finds getting all his wishes comes at a heavy price at Holiday House.



%%* CheshireCatGrin: Rictus

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%%* * CheshireCatGrin: RictusRictus is always sporting one of these.



%%* DidNotGetTheGirl

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%%* DidNotGetTheGirl* DidNotGetTheGirl: At the end of the book all the children who were tapped at Holiday House return back to their own time periods. Lulu being older than Harvey is an old woman by the time Harvey is just the same age.



%%* TheDragon: Carna

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%%* * TheDragon: CarnaCarna is more beastly and monsterous and acts as Mr. Hood's more serious enforcer compared to the other members of his QuirkyMinibossQuad.



%%* KidHero

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%%* KidHero* KidHero: Our main character Harvey Swick is a young boy.



%%* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday

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%%* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Only specific children can find their way to Holiday House or have to be lead there by one of his henchmen. When Harvey and his Dad try to go looking for it, they are unable to get there.



%%* OlderThanTheyLook: The residents of the House

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%%* * OlderThanTheyLook: The residents of the HouseHouse have come from various different points in time. However for every one day at Holiday House, a whole year passed in the real world.



%%* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Rictus and his family

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%%* * QuirkyMinibossSquad: Rictus and his familyfamily function as this to Mr. Hood's plans.



%%* WeakWilled: Wendell

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%%* * WeakWilled: WendellWendell isn't a very strong character in that when he and Harvery return to try and fight Mr. Hood, Wendall is easily brought back under the house's spell.



%%* YearOutsideHourInside

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%%* YearOutsideHourInside* YearOutsideHourInside: For every day spent at Holiday House, a whole year passes in the real world.

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