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Smith, Alexander Gordon. SOLITARY : ESCAPE FROM FURNACENew York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010 IL YA ISBN 0374324921 In the first book of the series, we met Alex Sawyer, a teen who is framed for murder and sent to the Furnace. Life in the Furnace is brutal and not everyone survives. Alex and some friends thought they had found a way out of the prison and have escaped to an underground river where they believe they can find their way out. What they find is that they are now in an even more brutal environment. When they are recaptured, Alex is sent to solitary and his hopes for escape are gone. Until he is befriended by a strange boy who seems to know his way around the underground. Will Alex find a way out this time? Or will things get even worse?