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

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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)? They’ve mastered the art of the deal and celebrate their success in style―but a life of extreme luxury always comes at a cost. Sara seems a little more self aware and concerned about how the company cares nothing for people and only for the bottom line. I soon realized just how well-layered and brilliantly written this one was and that ending paid off big time for this reader! 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.

Hoewel het me heel leuk lijkt om het een keer mee te maken (natuurlijk niet net zo eng en onmogelijk als in de films), heb ik zelf dus nog nooit in een escape room gezeten. Can we escape the imperatives of money, gender and human fallibility to freely construct our own identities – should we even try?

The culmination of what I found to be an uninspiring plot, pages upon pages of “telling” rather than “showing”, and the underdeveloped characters found me desperate to escape this thrill-less ride. Every element this contained combined to ensure it a fun reading experience, which centred upon an escape room but included so much more. The story flips back and forth between them being trapped in the elevator and events leading up to this team building exercise. The title of this book definitely piqued my interest as I find escape room games quite intriguing, although I’ve never played myself. Thanks to Net Galley and the publishers, Nosy Crow, for this advance copy in exchange for my review.

This was actually sitting at a solid 3 or 4 stars the whole way through, but the ending dropped it for me significantly. Such a collection of puzzles does not have to base only on solving them, but some of these books also tell us a story, just like the scenario while playing in the Escape Room. 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. Het verhaal is vanaf het begin spannend, The Escape zit goed in elkaar en de personages komen mooi tot leven. I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly!This book won't win any literary awards and it certainly won't change your life, but if you're looking for an absorbing read with a unique plot featuring despicable people that get their just deserts, then this is the book for you. Iedereen heeft vast weleens van een escape room gehoord, er zijn bijvoorbeeld genoeg spannende films over te vinden! With no other instructions, they enter an elevator, discovering that the elevator is their Escape Room. At its heart, a complex Revenge Thriller, this stoked my Slytherin heart, as I stan a character with the dedication for a long game. There are many of these people who feel that solving complex codes alone and finding some puzzles is not enough for them anymore.

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