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The Mystery of Locked Rooms - by Lindsay Currie (Hardcover)

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Book Synopsis

Crack the codes. Find the treasure. Escape the house.

From the acclaimed author of Scritch Scratch and What Lives in the Woods comes a action-packed adventure novel about three friends who team up to find a hidden treasure in an abandoned 1950's funhouse.

Twelve-year-old Sarah Greene wants nothing more from her seventh-grade year than to beat the hardest escape room left in her town with her best friends, West, and Hannah. But when a foreclosure notice shows up on Sarah's front door, everything changes. Since her father became ill two years ago, things have been bad, but not lose your house bad...until now.

Sarah feels helpless until the day Hannah mentions a treasure rumored to be hidden in the walls of an abandoned funhouse. According to legend, Hans, Stefan, and Karl Stein were orphaned at eight years old and lived with different families until they were able to reunite as adults. Their dream was to build the most epic funhouse in existence. They wanted their experience to be more than mirror mazes and optical illusions, so they not only created elaborate riddles and secret passages, but they also claimed to have hidden a treasure inside the funhouse.

Once in, Sarah, West, and Hannah realize the house is unlike any escape room they've attempted. There are challenges, yes, but they feel personal. Like the triplets knew who would get in. It seems impossible, but so does everything about the house. As soon as they're in she immediately worries that attempting the funhouse is a bad idea but Sarah has no choice but to continue, since her future is at stake.

Review Quotes

"Thrilling twists and turns... the strength of this mystery is in the emotional character development of the three friends." -- Youth Services Book Review

"In this page-turning thriller, Currie builds suspense via high-stakes brain teasers." -- Publishers Weekly

"This page-turner with touching character moments makes a fun read for anyone who enjoys puzzle solving, escape rooms, and books centered around the power of friendship." -- Booklist

"With highly likable characters, authentic dialogue, and tension-building action, this exciting and engaging story will grab the attention of many readers who will not put it down until the end. Highly recommended" -- School Library Journal

"A riddling, sporting adventure and a story of true friendship." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Trapdoors, secret passages, and riddles galore. I loved every second of it!" -- Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

"Lindsay Currie has crafted a winning mystery with confounding codes, misleading clues, and the lure of hidden treasure. It's the ultimate escape room and will have you guessing until the final page." -- James Ponti, New York Times bestselling author of City Spies
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 (H) x 5.75 (W) x 1.07 (D)
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Lindsay Currie
Theme: Games
Language: English
Street Date: April 2, 2024
TCIN: 90449449
UPC: 9781728259536
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-5973
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.07 inches length x 5.75 inches width x 8.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
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Entertaining book for all ages

5 out of 5 stars
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bab - 3 months ago
The Mystery of Locked Rooms is the perfect book for these times. Escape rooms are so enormously popular that an adventurous novel of this kind is a fabulous choice for many ages. I found it hugely entertaining, and I am sixty-six! Lest that deter you from purchasing it for younger (much younger!) people, I have grandchildren who can't wait for this book to be published. The story centers on three close friends, two girls and a boy, who love escape rooms and are extraordinarily good at them. One girl's family falls on difficult times, and the three decide to find out if the legend of a local abandoned funhouse is true. The attraction was never opened but is rumored to have a treasure for anyone who makes their way to the end. This escape house is the grandest and most rigorous of the genre, and the trio have monumental escapades within its walls. Lindsay Currie has outdone herself with this spectacular novel. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Young Readers. I voluntarily read and reviewed anadvance copy of this book provided by the publisher, Sourcebooks Young Readers via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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