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Alexander Gordon Smith
Alexander Gordon Smith is the award-winning author of a number of bestselling children's and young adult books, including The Inventors, the Escape From Furnace series, and The Fury. He is the author of two creative writing handbooks, Inspired Creative Writing and Writing Bestselling Children's... show more

Alexander Gordon Smith is the award-winning author of a number of bestselling children's and young adult books, including The Inventors, the Escape From Furnace series, and The Fury. He is the author of two creative writing handbooks, Inspired Creative Writing and Writing Bestselling Children's Books, a number of screenplays, several non-fiction books and hundreds of short stories and articles. Gordon is the founder of Egg Box Publishing, an independent, non-profit imprint designed to publish and promote talented new writers and poets, and is the co-owner of Fear Driven Films, a production company filming its first feature in 2013. He actively encourages people of all ages to read and write, and runs creative writing talks and workshops across the world. In 2009 he was named by the Courvoisier Future 500 as one of the most promising young entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom.
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Zoë Markham
Zoë Markham rated it 6 years ago
Oh but this was GOOD! So good. Anyone who thinks that YA is purely for girls who like shiny vamps, dopey romances and daftly happy endings NEEDS to have a read of this. It's brutal, and it's well-written, and there's not a single ounce of romance in it. It's also, genius. So much so that I sat u...
Karin's Book Nook
Karin's Book Nook rated it 8 years ago
Alex Sawyer has been a bully and a thief for several years. He started by taking money from kids on the playground and quickly escalated to breaking into houses. Even though he’s a petty thief, he hasn’t participated in any violent behavior. So when he is framed for the murder of his best friend ...
bookishlyanna
bookishlyanna rated it 8 years ago
Lockdown follows the story of Alex Sawyer, a young delinquent who, along with his best friend, makes a habit of entering people’s houses and stealing whatever they can put their hands on. One night though, everything goes wrong. Alex promised himself that after one last job, he’d stop stealing. But ...
Reading, Writing and Being Generally Awesome
This book was amazing.I couldn't put it down. It hooked me within the first couple of chapters.It's creepy, gory and filled with people I would never want to cross.Honestly, you might not want to read it if you get creeped out easily or have a rough time reading about the violent deaths of children....
isamlq
isamlq rated it 9 years ago
The writing is very descriptive up to the point of being tedious but that’s fine because the plot’s simple enough to follow: Alex is not a good kid. He is a bully and a thief. His life of petty crime changes once he is sent to the Furnace. Now consider the tag line: Beneath Heaven is Hell. Beneath ...
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