Lockdown

Lockdown

Book - 2010
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When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in 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.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed
ISBN: 9780312611934
0312611935
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 21 cm

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Alina_Danielle
Mar 07, 2017

I've finished the whole series and have became attached including the characters, i think donavon dies in this book and i cried lmao. The author is so amazing and a great person, at the end of the last book he writes the sweetest note. you will be able to really get to the know characters, i feel like I've known them. You won't regret reading escape from furnace, its wonderful, exciting, emotional, and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Theres so much more the story then just what the first book has to do with. By the way for the ones still reading this series, keep an eye on Warden cross.... there's someone much much horrific then him. By the end of series, you would have never expected what will happen. But trust me, its horrible. Bittersweet.

Levi_Hayes Oct 27, 2015

This book will forever be my most favorite but simultaneously hated book for all my entire existence.

book_worm_101 Aug 10, 2014

It is a great book but the ending gets a bit messed and I think it could have been better but it is still great!

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momor7
Jul 21, 2014

AMAZING cant wait to read the next 4 books AND the novella!!

Ringiejean Jun 25, 2014

scary but fun to read.

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JAC_E
Jun 20, 2014

Very good start to what looks to be a great series. I'm definitely going to pick up the next one. I was a bit older than the intended audience, so the pacing was quicker than I'm used to, but I still enjoyed it.

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Lissylove1643
May 31, 2014

This was an AMAZING book and it made me cry! I LOVED IT!

Greskovichro Feb 19, 2014

A scary, chilling and yet so adventurous book series

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musclebound8
Nov 17, 2013

This is the best series so far! I don't know how but every SINGLE book I had picked up was just mouth-watering AWESOME.

P.S. My last book was "The Lab" btw.

GloriousPie Aug 20, 2013

Quite an exciting book, I might say. A little horror, and an overall great read.

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momor7
Jul 21, 2014

momor7 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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JAC_E
Jun 20, 2014

JAC_E thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 20

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Lissylove1643
May 31, 2014

Lissylove1643 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

green_turtle_863 Aug 27, 2013

green_turtle_863 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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WackierMallard7
Aug 19, 2013

WackierMallard7 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

blue_panda_790 Aug 08, 2013

blue_panda_790 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

JCLJakeE May 03, 2013

JCLJakeE thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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GPKJ
Feb 23, 2013

GPKJ thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

red_hyena_19 Sep 19, 2012

red_hyena_19 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Yellow_Tiger_12
Jul 02, 2012

Yellow_Tiger_12 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Yellow_Tiger_12
Jul 02, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very vivid and gruesome discriptions

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Yellow_Tiger_12
Jul 02, 2012

Violence: fighting

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freeflyer
Oct 29, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Alex is running a string of burglaries when he and his best friend are caught in the act, and Alex is framed for murder. Alex is sentenced to life in the infamous prison "Furnace" which houses only teens. It was created especially for that purpose after a summer of shocking gang murders several years earlier. Not only is Furnace unusual in that it is almost completely underground, there are also huge freaky guards, monster dogs and machine guns. Worst of all are the men in gas masks who take you away in the middle of the night… With the help of his cellmate and a few friends, Alex manages to steer clear of the guards and gangs to survive. But Alex wants to do more than survive- he wants to escape and get his life back. "Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace." Grade 9+ , 288 pages

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Yellow_Tiger_12
Jul 02, 2012

"Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is furnace."
The question is, what is beneath furnace. Read the next book (solitary) to find out.

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