Parents' Guide to

The Getaway

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teens are trapped in amusement park in intense thriller.

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Everyone loves an amusement park, but this creepy thriller shows the dark side of "the funnest place around." Author Lamar Giles devises a horrific plot for The Getaway, in which the employees of the Karloff Country resort are not allowed to leave after some sort of disaster happens outside its walls. The Residents are required to satisfy the whims of the Trustees, which grow more sinister as the lock-down continues. Giles depicts an absurd situation that grows ever more horrific and twisty. Mystery and horror fans will appreciate the satirical underpinnings of this intense thriller.

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