Cover image for Lifers / M.A. Griffin.
Lifers / M.A. Griffin.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2017.

Physical Description:
279 pages ; 22 cm.
Ever since his schoolmate, Alice Wilde, disappeared down Back Half Moon Street, sixteen-year-old Preston has not slept well, knowing Alice went to investigate the disappearance of other kids in Manchester; but Preston promised not tell the police, so there is only one thing to do--follow her into Dark Manchester and rescue her himself.


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A riveting sci-fi thriller about a boy who stumbles upon a secret prison for teens underneath his city!

Fear haunts the streets of Preston's city: a girl has disappeared. Preston is drawn to investigate, exploring the city in the hunt for his missing friend. And deep in the bowels of a secret scientific institute, he discovers a sinister machine used to banish teenage criminals for their offenses. Captured and condemned to a cavernous dimension, Preston is determined to escape. But this is no ordinary jail. Friendships will be forged and lives will be lost in a reckless battle for freedom, revenge-and revolution. Set in a world all too similar to our own, Lifers is thrilling, pulse-pounding storytelling of the highest degree.

Author Notes

M. A. Griffin studied English literature at the University of Manchester. His first novel, The Poison Boy, was written under the name Fletcher Moss and won the 2012 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition. He lives in Manchester, England.

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