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Review- Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

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Extremely haunting
Kids locked up, without options
Trying to escape.

Sometime in the future, 14 year old Alex finds himself in trouble. He’s taken to the Furnace, an underground prison run by the government. There he soon learns it’s better to fit in and not make any trouble, to just live out his days. He knows he’s doomed to life there, but he just can’t accept his fate. So with his roommate and a few friends (and enemies) Alex begins to come up with an escape. No one’s ever escaped from the Furnace, but Alex thinks he can.

While I was reading Lockdown, there were some very tense and scary moments. When I was finished with Lockdown, anytime I thought about it I felt the same things. I would go so far as to say I was sort of haunted by the book for several days after I finished reading it. If you’re looking for a book that will give you chills without resorting to ghost, goblins or cheap thrills, they look no further than Lockdown. I definitely recommend it, but not for the faint of heart.

And the good news is, like so many other books lately, it’s the first in a trilogy. Solitary is already out and Death Sentence is coming out this summer.

 

 

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