Lockdown
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Published:
New York : Square Fish/Farrar Straus Girox, 2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Square Fish ed.
Physical Desc:
290 pages ; 21 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 12
Rating:
14-17.
Status:
East Nashville Magnet High - Teen Fiction
F SMI
Jere Baxter Middle - Teen Fiction
F SMI
Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction
F SMI
Description

In this prison, secret horrors are breaking free. "Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises." --James Patterson "Furnace is hotter than hell and twice as much fun! Sign me up for a life sentence of Alexander Gordon Smith!" -- Darren Shan, author of the Demonata series 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.

Praise for Lockdown : "Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises." --James Patterson

"Furnace is hotter than hell and twice as much fun! Sign me up for a life sentence of Alexander Gordon Smith!" --Darren Shan, author of the Demonata series

"This nightmarish start to a new series is unrelentingly bleak, uniquely horrifying, and strangely compelling." -- Realms of Fantasy magazine

"A great next choice for fans of The Maze Runner , The Grassland Trilogy . . . or Lord of the Flies . As for me, I''m looking forward to future books. Recommended for dystopia, thriller, and horror fans, or anyone looking for a fast-paced, spine-chilling ride." -- Jennifer Robinson''s Bookpage

"Readers will be turning pages without pause, and the cliff-hanger ending will have them anticipating the next installment. Most appealing is Smith''s flowing writing style, filled with kid-speak, colorful adjectives, and amusing analogies. Fans of James Patterson''s ''Maximum Ride'' and Darren Shan''s ''The Demonata'' series will find this satisfying fare." -- School Library Journal

"One of those leave-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrill rides that will grab the reader right from the start. Teens will appreciate Smith''s vivid imagery. His writing is extremely fluid, and he makes the reader feel for the characters, especially the young protagonist, Alex. Readers will be cheering him on from start to finish." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

"Not for the faint-hearted, this dramatic British import is both a page- and stomach-turner . . . The pacing is superb, building on the tension as each horror is revealed while saving the ultimate monstrosity for the cliffhanger ending. . . . Readers will find themselves rooting for even the most violent of the inmates as they try to make their escape and defeat the Furnace." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books

"Smith establishes a quick pace." -- Booklist

" Lockdown is a beautifully written book that builds itself up on violence, suspense, and mystery." -- A YALSA YA Galley Teen Reader

"This is a compelling book." -- Ellaina, age 14

"The whole book was extremely compelling. The . . . plot was alluring and drew you in with its dark undertones." -- Hannah, age 17

" Lockdown was a brilliant book that gives vivid imagery to the life of Alex within the Furnace . . . it kept me captivated till the end." -- Ryan, age 16

" Lockdown is a beautifully written book that builds itself up on violence, suspense, and mystery." -- Gabe Also by Alexander Gordon Smith: The Devil''s Engine series The Devil''s Engine: Hellraisers (Book 1) The Devil''s Engine: Hellfighters (Book 2) The Devil''s Engine: Hellwalkers (Book 3)

The Fury

The Escape from Furnace series Lockdown (Book 1) Solitary (Book 2) Death Sentence (Book 3) Fugitives (Book 4) Execution (Book 5)

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312611934 (pbk.), 0312611935 (pbk.), 9780606230650 (Turtleback), 0606230653 (Turtleback)
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 6.5, 12 Points

Notes

General Note
"First published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited, 2009"--T.p. verso.
General Note
Includes an interview with the author and an excerpt from "Solitary."
Description
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.
Target Audience
14-17.
Target Audience
9-12.
Target Audience
1010,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,MG+,6.5,12.0,135875.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, A. G. (2010). Lockdown. 1st Square Fish ed. New York: Square Fish/Farrar Straus Girox.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979-. 2010. Lockdown. New York: Square Fish/Farrar Straus Girox.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979-, Lockdown. New York: Square Fish/Farrar Straus Girox, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Alexander Gordon. Lockdown. 1st Square Fish ed. New York: Square Fish/Farrar Straus Girox, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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