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Acceleration (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point)) (edition 2005)

by Graham McNamee

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Title:Acceleration (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Authors:Graham McNamee
Info:Perfection Learning (2005), Hardcover
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Mystery Action Adventure Georgia Peach Winner

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Duncan is 17 and lives in the Jungle, a blue collar apartment complex in Toronto. He has had a run in with the law and now his father found him summer work in the lost & found department of the city's transit authority. He also is haunted by memories of not being able to save a young girl that drowned while he was swimming nearby. As Duncan works his menial job he is rummaging through lost items and comes across a plain journal. He begins to leaf through and notices some disturbing items about animal abuse. As he looks further he sees the author of the journal starting to talk about hunting women. Duncan is concerned and begins to enlist the help of his friends Wayne & Vinny to try and unravel the mystery and find this budding psycho. He tries to alert the police but they see him as a waste of their time so Duncan decides it is up to him to redeem himself and find this possible killer before it's too late. Using clues in the journal and the help of his friends Duncan gets deeper and deeper into this disturbing situation. Will the author of the journal really kill? Is Duncan too late? Can he atone for the mistakes of his past? A great, quick read that keeps you turning the pages. ( )
  alsparks324 | Jan 27, 2015 |
guy book with fast-paced adventure peppered with sarcastic humor ( )
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
Decent action/suspense mystery. I can see the appeal and I'll probably add it to my booktalks list, but it's not my favorite thing I've read (or listened to). ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 31, 2013 |
I liked this fast moving, sometimes edgy mystery. It is about a young teen who finds a diary of a killer wile working in the lost and found of the transit system. The police do not take him seriously so he sets out to find the man with his two friends. Not an action that I would recommend but it works for them. ( )
  WickedWoWestwood | Mar 3, 2013 |
I enjoyed this book. It's reasonably fast-paced and a page-turner.

Ironically, I finished this on the same day that two people were on the tracks at 125th St. station in NYC. ( )
  makfan | Jan 16, 2013 |
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For Mom and Dad, thanks for everything. And thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support.
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Seventeen-year-old Duncan takes a job at the lost-and-found station of the Toronto subway. There he discovers the misplaced diary of a budding serial killer, and realizes he must identify and stop the diarist before someone dies.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440238366, Mass Market Paperback)

It’s a hot, hot summer, and in the depths of the Toronto Transit Authority’s Lost and Found, 17-year-old Duncan is cataloging lost things and sifting through accumulated junk. And between Jacob, the cranky old man who runs the place, and the endless dusty boxes overflowing with stuff no one will ever claim, Duncan’s just about had enough. Then he finds a little leather book. It’s a diary filled with the dark and dirty secrets of a twisted mind, a serial killer stalking his prey in the subway. And Duncan can’t make himself stop reading.

What would you do with a book like that? How far would you go to catch a madman?

And what if time was running out. . . .


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Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him.

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