The getaway

by Giles, Lamar, 1979-

Format: Print Book 2022
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Summary

"Timely, thrilling, and gripping from start to finish. An absolute page-turner." --Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

Jay is living his best life at Karloff Country, one of the world's most famous resorts. He's got his family, his crew, and an incredible after-school job at the property's main theme park. Life isn't so great for the rest of the world, but when people come here to vacation, it's to get away from all that.

As things outside get worse, trouble starts seeping into Karloff. First, Jay's friend Connie and her family disappear in the middle of the night and no one will talk about it. Then the richest and most powerful families start arriving, only... they aren't leaving. Unknown to the employees, the resort has been selling shares in an end-of-the-world oasis. The best of the best at the end of days. And in order to deliver the top-notch customer service the wealthy clientele paid for, the employees will be at their total beck and call.

Whether they like it or not.

Yet Karloff Country didn't count on Jay and his crew--and just how far they'll go to find out the truth and save themselves. But what's more dangerous: the monster you know in your home or the unknown nightmare outside the walls?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Giles' latest YA, after Not So Pure and Simple (2020), spotlights how quickly society can lose its humanity. The U.S. is rapidly changing thanks to unchecked climate change; food is scarce, and humankind is running out of options. The lucky ones find employment with Karloff Country, a corporation famous for its animated feature films and world-class resorts. Jay and his family are a few of those lucky ones. With a hearty supply of food and stable work, Jay can't imagine ever leaving--that is, until the world ends. In this attention-grabbing, survivalist horror, Giles does not shy away from violence (which can be unsettling, perhaps even excessive at times), but he keeps the characters at the heart of the novel and includes overarching discussions of race and class. Thanks to the novel's alternating perspectives from Jay and his friends, readers can get a sense of the different residents of Karloff Country and their bravery in the face of oppression. Teens who love the Purge franchise movies are the perfect audience for this."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "High school junior Jermaine "Jay" Butler lives year-round at walled, world-famous Karloff Country Resort. He spends his days attending classes at the prestigious Karloff Academy, working shifts at mega-popular theme park Enchantria, and hanging with his crew, which includes Connie, an elite restaurant chef's Black daughter; Zeke, Black son of a resort engineer; and biracial (Black and white) Seychelle, sole heir to the vast Karloff fortune. Jay is grateful for his spot within Karloff Country's wealthy community as the U.S. suffers national meat shortages, raging West Coast fires, East Coast flooding, and natural disasters battering Middle America. But when Connie and her family disappear overnight, it's just the beginning of a series of ominous incidents. As Jay and his crew uncover haunting truths about their seemingly utopian getaway, they must contend with the knowledge of how precarious their lives really are, and work together to survive the deadly whims of the board of trustees who run the resort. Told through the teens' alternating perspectives, Giles's (Spin) harrowing dystopian novel combines an exploration of capitalistic greed and systemic racism and oppression with gripping psychological horror, resulting in a read that is guaranteed to terrify. Ages 12--up. Agent: Jamie Weiss Hilton, Andrea Brown Literary. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects African American teenagers -- Fiction.
Resorts -- Fiction.
Amusement parks -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Horror fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Dystopian fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2022
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 12 and up.
Grades 7-9.
Language English
Description 382 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781338752014
1338752014
9780702323324
0702323322
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