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LOCKDOWN explores an unlikely friendship between 14-year-old Progress inmate Reese and a man he meets through his work program at a local senior citizens' home. When Mr. Hooft is finally able to open up about his harrowing past, he gives Reese a way to reenvision his own future. Imbued with the realism and authenticity that have marked Myers's prolific writing career, this story questions how complicated it can be to separate right from wrong while struggling for survival.

by Walter Dean Myers

  • Publication Date: December 27, 2011
  • Genres: Fiction, Young Adult 13+
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad
  • ISBN-10: 0061214825
  • ISBN-13: 9780061214820