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Lockdown: Escape from Furnace (Escape from Furnace)

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ISBN13: 9780374324919
ISBN10: 0374324913
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Furnace Penitentiary: the worlds most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earths surface. Convicted of a murder he didnt 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 Furnaces deeper, darker purpose, Alexs actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare thats hidden from the eyes of the world.

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Furnace Penitentiary: the worlds most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earths surface. Convicted of a murder he didnt 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 inmatessome innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killersAlex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnaces deeper, darker purpose, Alexs actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare thats hidden from the eyes of the world.

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ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH lives in Norwich, England. Lockdown: Escape from Furnace is his first novel published in the United States.

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Jodeana, February 13, 2010 (view all comments by Jodeana)
This is not a story you read before you turn out the lights to go to sleep. It’s not because the story is scary. Instead, it’s an adrenaline rush that I devoured in two days (when I should have been getting my beauty sleep). Alex Sawyer, fourteen-year-old petty criminal in the UK has been framed for murdering his best friend—another petty criminal. For this crime, he is sent to Furnace, the new penitentiary that has been created for the most hardened juvenile delinquents. In fact, as the gang violence became more bloody, the prison became more populated. Now, however, teens are being framed by odd men in black suits with silver eyes and are being sent to Furnace in an alarming number. Unfortunately, if a person is sent to Furnace, it’s for life, so if a person dies in the first couple of days, it’s just not that big a deal. The rules are carefully policed by inhuman jailers, and there is some speculation that the warden is Satan. It’s a survival of the fittest mentality, and into this, Alex is dumped. The vestiges of Alex’s humanity, however, cause him no small amount of attention and potential grief. The book is gory, violent, and action packed. There is little profanity. It just isn’t necessary. Readers become so quickly engaged that the story relentlessly propels them along, and ends abruptly. But wait. . .there’s a sequel that is already being advertised (and which my reading-phobic students have already informed me MUST be purchased, and they have only started on the first couple of chapters). While it may be an interesting springboard for individual discussions about humanity, hope, and the purpose of the penal system, it’s not a book that is suitable for reading aloud. It’s Gaiman-esque style gore will limit its audience a little, but those who do start it won’t be able to put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374324919
Author:
Smith, Alexander Gordon
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
False imprisonment
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series:
Escape from Furnace
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.51 x 5.99 x 1.035 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Furnace Penitentiary: the worlds most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earths surface. Convicted of a murder he didnt 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 inmatessome innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killersAlex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnaces deeper, darker purpose, Alexs actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare thats hidden from the eyes of the world.

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