Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Series or stand-alone: #1
Setting: Furnace Penitentiary
NO WAY OUT
If I stopped running I was dead.
Summary from book:
When 14-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate of the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.
To whom would I recommend this: Hesitant readers in the 13-17 age range and even those who are fans of science fiction books. It was a strange altered reality quality to it.
My rating: 4.5 stars