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Mahnomen Public Library Y OLI (Text) 33500013262530 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library Y OLI (Text) 33500013262548 New Available -
Roseau Public Library ya OLI (Text) 35500006277311 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 133858930X
  • ISBN: 9781338589306
  • ISBN: 9781912626557
  • ISBN: 1912626551
  • Physical Description: 354 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020.

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"Luka Kane has spent 736 days wrongfully imprisoned inside the Loop awaiting his execution. Each day is the same. Each day is torturous. But things are starting to change. Whispers of war are circulating. Strange things are happening to the prisoners. And the warden delivers a message: Luka, you have to get out ... Now Luka must decide whether breaking out of the Loop is his only way to survive, especially if there's any chance of saving the ones he loves. But the population on the outside may be far more terrifying than anything he could have imaged. And in order to save his family, he'll have to discover who is responsible for the chaos that has been inflicted upon the world."-- Dust jacket.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    Luka Kane, 16, lives in a death-row prison called the Loop, where inmates either wait to die or earn delays to their executions by becoming test subjects for technologies not yet ready for society's wealthy, cybernetically enhanced "Alts." Luka has spent the last 736 days in near isolation, watching his per diem of four minutes of memory playback and running the length of his small walled-in yard until he exhausts himself. Luka's opportunity to escape comes when something catastrophic happens outside the Loop. What he and his fellow inmates (at least, those who survive the initial bloodshed of their release) find when they emerge is a violent and terrifying mystery. Whispers of an uprising had made their way into the Loop, but it's unclear what the sides are in this new war—and what roles the Loop's former prisoners will play in it. Oliver's debut presents a terrifying futurescape at the heart-stopping intersection of The Matrix and The Maze Runner, kicking off a trilogy sure to prove dystopian sci-fi still has more to offer. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Benjamin Oliver grew up in Scotland and began writing long before he could spell. He attended the University of Stirling where he studied English but spent most of his time trying to write a novel. Benjamin's first short story was published when he was eighteen, and since then he's been published in over a dozen literary magazines and anthologies. Fueled by astounding amounts of coffee, Benjamin completed The Loop -- his first full-length YA manuscript -- in Edinburgh, where he currently lives and teaches English at secondary school.

Subject: Death row inmates > Juvenile fiction.
Artificial intelligence > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Prisoners > Fiction.
Artificial intelligence > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Science fiction.
Young adult works.
Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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