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Central International School's annual lock-in is legendary. Bonds are made. Contests are fought. Stories are forged that will be passed down from student to student for years to come.

This year's lock-in begins normally enough. Then a group of students led by Marisa Cuevas stage an ecoprotest and chain themselves to the doors, vowing to keep everyone trapped inside until
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Inkyard Press
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    Jenni
    Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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    Tara Weiss
    The line between activism and a hostage situation is a narrow divide. While the call to action for environmental awareness is to be applauded, the means by which change is considered is implausible. Marisa and her cohort take over a school-sponsored lock-in by chaining themselves to each door that leads in and out of the school. Great planning to achieve this takes place, with consideration of bathroom needs, removable of bolt cutters, and providing feminine products for the unwilling ...more
    Ema
    I think this is Alsaid's strongest book yet.
    Hillary
    There is an unremitting unreality coursing through this book which, at first, was off-putting. By the end it was a welcome break from the day.
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    Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Great book, even better writing. I like the activism in the plot even though there was some elements that was a bit unbelievable, Overall a great story.
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    Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, where he now lives, writes, and spills hot sauce on things. He's the author of several YA novels including LET'S GET LOST, NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES, and NORTH OF HAPPY.