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McNamee, Graham (Book - 2012)
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Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him.
Authors: McNamee, Graham
Title: Acceleration
Publisher: New York : Ember, 2012, c2003
Edition: 1st Ember ed
Characteristics: 210, 20 p.,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Graham McNamee
Notes: Includes reader's guide, featuring questions for discussion, an interview with the author, and a review of other Random House reader's circle books
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2003
Summary: Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him.
Awards & Distinctions: Edgar Award for best young adult mystery
A Junior Library Guild selection
Illinois Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Nominee, 2007 ; A Junior Library Guild selection
ISBN: 0307975959
Branch Call Number: y MCNAMEE 2012
Subject Headings: Canada Juvenile fiction Toronto (Ont.) Juvenile fiction Summer employment Juvenile fiction Diaries Juvenile fiction Serial murderers Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Young adult fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Topical Term: Summer employment
Serial murderers
LCCN: 2003003708
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From Library Staff

During a summer job, Duncan finds a little leather book filled with the dark and dirty secrets of a twisted mind, a serial killer stalking his prey in the subway. And Duncan can't stop reading. What would you do with a book like that? How far would you go to catch a madman?

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Aug 10, 2014
  • book_worm_101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing book and I think it is the best of Graham McNamee. You guys have probably all noticed that the author writes the books's settings all in Toronto right?
Anyway and amazing book and I Highly recommend it.

Jan 02, 2014
  • ssollie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Love this and others by Graham McNamee. Fast passed and well written. The kind of writing that makes you feel how hot it is in "The Jungle" during a summer heat wave. Just the right amount of creepy to keep these pages turning til the end.

Sep 22, 2010
  • NishaA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazing thriller, that I literally couldn't put down. I personally have not read another book of its kind for the teenage audience.

Oct 30, 2009
  • allison_library rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Best subway related teen thriller ever!

Sep 14, 2009
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A teen spends his summer working in the lost and found of the Toronto subway system. There he stumbles upon the journal of a would be serial killer and he decides to see what he can do about the situation. A good thriller, but I like McNamee's more recent book The Bonechiller much better.

Jul 16, 2008
  • tatiana rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very well written.
Not only does it keep you on your feet with its fast paced writting, but also, it takes place in Toronto and Toronto's own subway systems which makes it all that much more thrilling!
This is a definite must read.

Mar 06, 2006
  • AdrienneC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fast-paced thriller, ACCELERATION is a can''t-put-it-down book. At his summer job in the Toronto Transit Commission''s subterranean lost and found department, Duncan comes across a disturbing journal that appears to contain a serial killer''s thoughts and plans. With lukewarm response from the police, Duncan decides to investigate on his own, and soon becomes thoroughly entangled in a race against time, to locate the author before he makes his writings reality.


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