Escape Room: The Times Children's Book of the Week Paperback – 3 Feb. 2022

Escape Room: The Times Children's Book of the Week Paperback – 3 Feb. 2022

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The Times Children's Book of the Week

"Christopher Edge, who creates brilliant, plotty novels with agglomerations of science and maths, has surpassed himself with his latest story…Gamers will love this mad, intense thriller... reminiscent of Lord of the Flies, Squid Game and the Indiana Jones films…Perfect for puzzle-hungry beginner horror fans who require lashings of jeopardy " – Alex O’Connell, The Times

“This is an intense, rollercoaster of a read, with an almighty twist towards the end that caught me completely off guard. Perfect for readers who like fast-paced, spine-tingling reads.” – Sarah Webb, The Irish Independent

The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today.

When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Adjoa, Ibrahim, Oscar and Min, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game.

From a cavernous library of dust to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct animals to the command module of a spaceship heading to Mars, the perils of The Escape seem endless. Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it's too late?

With cover illustration by David Dean.

"A writer of genuine originality" Guardian

Winner of the Stockton Children's Book of the Year and the Oxfordshire Book Award. Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards, the Teach Primary Book Awards, the BKCAT Book Awards, the Dudley Children's Book Award, the Portsmouth Book Awards, the TVED Book Awards and the Redbridge Children's Book Awards

Check out these other brilliant books from Christopher Edge:

  • The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
  • The Jamie Drake Equation
  • The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
  • The Longest Night of Charlie Noon