Acceleration by Graham Mcnamee


byGraham Mcnamee

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2008

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It’s a hot, hot summer, and in the depths of the Toronto Transit Authority’s Lost and Found, 17-year-old Duncan is cataloging lost things and sifting through accumulated junk. And between Jacob, the cranky old man who runs the place, and the endless dusty boxes overflowing with stuff no one will ever claim, Duncan’s just about had enough. Then he finds a little leather book. It’s a diary filled with the dark and dirty secrets of a twisted mind, a serial killer stalking his prey in the subway. And Duncan can’t make himself stop reading.

What would you do with a book like that? How far would you go to catch a madman?

And what if time was running out. . . .

From the Hardcover edition.
Title:AccelerationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307510220

ISBN - 13:9780307510228


Rated 4 out of 5 by from creepy but compulsive reading This is a well told tale that captured my imagination from the first chapter. Like many high school students, Duncan is less than thrilled about his summer job. He spends his days well below street level working in the Lost & Found department of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). One afternoon, he picks up a leather bound book with no title. Curious, he browses several pages to which are attached a bunch of news clipping about animal mutilations. Not a book Duncan wants to read. As the days pass, he is drawn back to the book and it's gruesome writings. He finds that it is clear that the author of the journal has escalated from killing animals to targeting women. It isn't long before he draws his friends Vinny and then Wayne into his research about the books contents. Author Graham McNamee has created a realistic group of friends. I could easily imagine these young men and their banter. Their approach to solving the mystery of the author of the journal made total sense. A trip to the local library is often a great place to begin. I really enjoyed this story with it's mainly teenage characters. If you enjoy books for teens with serial killers, you might enjoy: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga Agents of Chaos - X-Files #1 by Kami Garcia #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome book did this for novel studies section in school, loved it. the plot haunted me for 2 weeks
Date published: 2016-12-13