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Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 (edition 2010)

by Alexander Gordon Smith

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Title:Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
Authors:Alexander Gordon Smith
Info:Square Fish (2010), Edition: 1, Paperback, 304 pages
Tags:YA, Abe 13, Lexile 1000s, (1010), fantasy, gory, boys

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Interesting story, but didn't love the writing. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
Lockdown, the first book in the Escape from Furnace series was a fast-exciting novel grabbing the reader right from the start and never letting go until the very end. Alex is a typical bully who escalates into a thief. During his last robbery his best friend is killed by strange men in black, some with odd looking masks on their faces. Alex is framed for his friend's death and is thrown into a prison for violent young offenders called Furnace. What a great beginning for a series of books. Reminds me a little of the television show, Prison Break, as well as the book series, I Am Number Four. ( )
  Mrslabraden | May 31, 2016 |
I flew through this book...started and finished within 24 hours. It's a fast paced and completely gripping story about a boy named Alex who gets framed for murder and sent to Furnace, an underground prison. A prison that is filled with horrible creatures and no way of escaping, that is until Alex plans a grand scheme to do just that. It reminded me a bit of the prison scenes in The Chronicles of Riddick. ( )
  Tabatha014 | May 6, 2016 |
This is pure teen boy bait - gruesome, violent, and scary, with absolutely no girls. I think it's also pretty purely YA; there's not a lot of there there, and not a lot to recommend it other than the creep factor. ( )
  jen.e.moore | Feb 14, 2016 |
Alex Sawyer is framed for murdering his best friend and sent to "Furnace" a prison for teen boys deep underground. Here Alex discovers that hellish experiments are being done on the boys and his existence becomes a nightmare of fear and survival. Along with a few friends, he schemes a breakout that ends the book in a cliffhanger. #2 is Solitary, not as good as the first book. Alex is put in solitary confiinement with his friend, Zee. They are aided by Simon, a boy who was experimented on, but who escaped and is hoping that Alex can help them all finally break out from Furnace. #3 is Death Sentence. ( )
  lillibrary | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace.
For our little one, and all the other lost children. Always remembered. Always loved. Always free.
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If I stopped running I was dead.
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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, 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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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.… (more)

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