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Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 - Alexander Gordon Smith
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
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Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars,... show more
Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison. Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312611934 (0312611935)
ASIN: 0312611935
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Zoë Markham
Zoë Markham rated it
5.0 Lockdown, Escape From Furnace
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
4.0 Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
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
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 ...
Wag The Fox
Wag The Fox rated it
3.0 Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
Prison is no picnic, even if you're a young offender. But compared to Furnace, the prison for young boys concocted by A. Gordon Smith's imagination, youth detention centers in the western world are downright idyllic. In Smith's novel, Lockdown, an alarming spike in violent crimes by young gangs in E...
Reading, Writing and Being Generally Awesome
Reading, Writing and Being Generally Awesome rated it
5.0
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....
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