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Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, fourteen-year-old Alex Sawyer thinks that he has escaped the hellish Furnace Penitentiary, but instead he winds up in solitary confinement, where new horrors await him.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374324926
Branch Call Number: YA FIC SMI
Characteristics: 232 p. ;,22 cm.


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Levi_Hayes Oct 27, 2015

When I skimmed to the back of the book to see how many pages there were, I saw the preview for the next book. By the one sentence Smith used on the front page of it, I kind of spoiled the ending of this book. Oops. I think it might have been better had I not seen that, but at the same time it's almost like Hunger Games with the same idea used in more than one book. Book 1: try to escape. Book 2: try to escape again, only in a different way and with some new characters. On top of that most of Alex and Zee's time was spent in the hole, and I really didn't think that would be the case. It just wasn't as original as the first book.

Sep 27, 2013

BEST SERIES EVER!!!!! And I thought the Percy Jackson Series was good. I love this.

Aug 19, 2013

I think it was a good book but not the best in the series. It will get a little boring but it is worth the knowledge.

KJtheEpicFailure Aug 02, 2012

An amazing, horrific story. I'm anxiously waiting to read the next book and see what happens to Alex next. If anyone can get through this series without feeling at least a little it frightened for Alex, they're crazy. Awesome thriller!

Jul 02, 2012

Great book. Has some really heart moving moments followed by some heart stopping moments. You really feel as if you ARE Alex, when he feels happy, so do you

Mar 17, 2012

is this the second book or third ???

catbluecurious Nov 23, 2011

what a ride! I loved this book. I couldn't put it down at all! I really felt what it was like tio be in solitary confirnment and how it can eat you alive if you don't control it and take it easy. Every time i put this book down i had to pick it right back up again. I would recommend this book to anyone interested to take a ride into the unknown. Great story :)

Nov 13, 2011

This book was a good sequil to the first book. I liked the first book more though. The script was a, but still a good read. I loved the ending because It's like, wow, I can't beileve it.

Jul 05, 2011

Sequel to Lockdown. READ THE PREQUEL IF YOU HAVEN'T. This one's even better, so much suspense, and as before, it's REALLY a matter of life, death, or hell. There are lots of cliff hangers in here, just like the last one you won't put it down. It gets really sad at times.... people die, sorry for the spoiler... I won't say who. BUT IT'S NOT ZEE. I HAVE TOTAL DIBBS ON HIM SO DON'T GET ANY IDEAS!!! :P But yeah.. it's really good. I'm more of a girly girl and didn't think I'd like this series, but 4 months after reading it I'm still obsessing over it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read it!!! I'm now waiting for the third book, Death Sentence. It'll rock. Then again... I'm only a 13-year-old girl. Hope that helped!! :) <3

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Jun 24, 2011

Solitary picks up mere seconds after where Lockdown left off. Alex, Zee, and Gary are trying to escape from the prison, crawling through tunnels with the dogs hot on their heels. Just when they think they're going to escape... they get caught. But they're not going back to gen pop and to their cells. Alex and Zee are put in solitary: a nightmarish dark hole where they will have to fight to stay sane and if they last a month down there, the best they have to hope for is death.---See full review here:


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