Escape Room: The Times Children's Book of the Week

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Escape Room: The Times Children's Book of the Week

Escape Room: The Times Children's Book of the Week

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Closing one chapter, turning the page, opening the next door within the “room” brings a completely new environment each time.

At the heart of Escape Room is the question of how to find light within the pain of anxiety and loss, the consolatory powers of friendship and creativity and the reimagining of life’s darkness as ‘an emerald, exciting kind of dark, a gaseous dark, dark / with a lot of light inside it. The alternating chapters are from another character's point of view, the "dead but not forgotten", Sara Hall. Step into the past to discover a thrilling mystery about a sinister plot to shape and control the future, in this spine-tingling historical adventure trilogy.

The Sara chapters were strong, evocative, and character driven, my favorite kind of writing/reading.

Any book by Christopher Edge is usually a treat, blending a great story with something to encourage discussion. The message, which quickly became obvious to me as Ami and her team moved through each room, was a really good one but it came across pretty heavy handed. None of them could have ever anticipated the dangerous scenarios they would soon be put in or just how far their strengths and fragile new bonds would be tested. However it doesn’t take long before she realizes that the other members of the loosely labeled team aren’t too happy to see her. Upon entering the room she is surprised to have to join with four other children, each of whom seems to have their own set of skills.

Invited to participate in an escape room challenge as a team-building exercise, the ferociously competitive co-workers crowd into the elevator of a high-rise building, eager to prove themselves. Four rich and greedy investment bankers find themselves stuck in an elevator with someone delivering " clues and cryptic messages "on how to get out.

Why then open a book in the point of view of a throw away character in a third person voice (the author's weakness, she's truly brilliant in first person)?

Which, doesn't make any sense in the context of the escape room puzzles, and also it went from being scary and interesting to kind of preachy. Highly entertaining, well crafted and suspenseful novel which I think readers who enjoyed the or will enjoy this one as well. Explore our pick of the best children's books in February 2022 – from thrilling escape rooms to the surprising adventures of a crisp packet, there's something for every reader to enjoy!

The story flips back and forth between them being trapped in the elevator and events leading up to this team building exercise. He grew up in Manchester, where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories, but now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. By the 33% finished mark, I had the perpetrator narrowed down to two possibilities and by the 50% mark, had it correctly sussed out. At that point I was all in and found the rest of the story exhilarating and an intoxicating page-turner that had me racing to see how things were all going to play out.I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly! Her quick wits, thoughtful gaze, and high intelligence were well-needed throughout her adventures but, just as her personality and strengths were exposed, so too were those of the other children she battled alongside. Each was given a distinct character and their voices made this a fun and immersive read, even if Ami remained a personal favourite throughout.

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