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Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at The Rig, a specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from The Rig.siotupepuli.tk
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No one except for Drake After making some escape plans and meeting the first real friends of his life, Drake quickly realises that all is Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. After making some escape plans and meeting the first real friends of his life, Drake quickly realises that all is not as it seems on The Rig. The Warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X - a blue, glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it.
Drake, Tristan and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom - but can they survive long enough to make it? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 7.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 27, Jeann Happy Indulgence rated it really liked it Shelves: review-copy , young-adult , love-oz-ya , blog-tour. This review has been posted on Happy Indulgence. From a seemingly impossible situation, to one that slowly and surely unravels as opportunities arise, The Rig presented a perfectly paced story about imprisonment and escape. Set in an oil rig in the middle of the ocean, where prisoners are chained to trackers which monitor their every movement, this prison could be the cruelest and most difficult place to escape.
If anyone was to do it, it would be Will Drake, two time escapist from two other juvenile prisons. From meal times, to his grubby job cleaning up The Tubes, to free time, any step outside his timed schedule will cause a warning to be sent out. This is the time where Drake spends his time observing his surroundings, testing the waters, and getting to know some of the other inhabitants — including his tech smart room mate Tristan, the trustworthy Dr Lambros, the guard Brand and the disciplinary Warden Storm.
Pacing is slow during this time, but it allowed the suspense to really build up and the reader to understand the inner workings of The Rig and the impossibility of the situation. Drake was an interesting character, one that was guarded and overconfident at the start, but definitely warmed up towards the end. The friendship he builds with Tristan and Irene was reliant at first but he eventually begins to enjoy their company and companionship, where we really see him grow as a character.
The character development over the course of the novel was amazing, as we began to connect with him when he let other people in.
My only one gripe is the predictability of the ending, save for the dark secrets that the prison holds. The depth of the world building is amazing, as we discover the inner workings of the rig itself and how it is used as a prison.
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With the added bonus of the dark secret and mystery itself, I found this book really hard to put down. The Rig was intense, gripping and suspenseful, and I definitely recommend it to all readers. View 1 comment. After having escaped from a few juvie prisons, year old Will Drake is sent to maximum security version on a remote oil rig. Will narrowly escapes a confrontation with the prison bully, and is assigned the worst possible job, mucking the pipes. However, he defends his cellmate, who in turn helps Will remove his tracking device so Will can work on his escape plan as well as discover what the privately-owned prison operator is really doing in its remote location.
I liked the backstories of the c After having escaped from a few juvie prisons, year old Will Drake is sent to maximum security version on a remote oil rig. I liked the backstories of the characters, but found Will's character very uneven. View 2 comments. May 01, Missedutton rated it it was amazing. I'm a school librarian and many of my students read the book, to help me judge also. They all loved it - Loads of them said it was the best book they have ever read - and still talk to me about it! I can't wait to get my hands on a proper copy of this book!
Definitely worth a read!
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Oct 11, Cheryl rated it did not like it. I picked this book up at least on four different occasions. Each time I only got a few chapters in and then I was right back to putting the book down. Try, try as I might I could not get into this story or the characters. I finally stopped trying. What I did pick up on this book was the language and violence. It is a good thing that I pre-read all of the books before I give them to my nephews. Due to the nature of this story and the language with violence I don't think this would is a good one f I picked this book up at least on four different occasions.
Due to the nature of this story and the language with violence I don't think this would is a good one for my nephews, even though it states the book is geared towards year olds. I think that this book would be better suited for readers starting at 16 years old. Sep 18, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult , contemporary , friendship , mystery , suspense , australian , adventure , action. Will Drake has already escaped from three maximum security juvenile detention facilities.
With a techno-genius for a cell mate and a girl who helps Will discover some of the secrets the Rig h Will Drake has already escaped from three maximum security juvenile detention facilities. From the first page of The Rig I felt like I was watching a movie. Will is a great character to let us into the secrets of the Rig. That said — he can hold his own even against super enhanced bullies. I liked him.
His interaction with Irene, a female detainee on the other side of the Rig, was somewhat adorable to read as it unfolded and added a little to the comic relief for what is a mostly serious novel. The action is this novel is brilliant. The idea for his magnetized lacrosse game — known as Rig Ball - is as fun as it is absolutely brutal.
The trackers which not only detect location but also keep track of how much the inmates owe the establishment for their stay is an interesting design that I thought was pretty cool. The plot around Crystal-X is something that I wish was developed a little further. This book is suspenseful and a great contemporary thriller up until about half way though when the Crystal-X is introduced and it brought me out of the story a little.
The alien mineral gave the novel a paranormal element which just felt a little odd considering the rest of what was going on. I enjoyed reading this book. Great characters with a setting so vivid I felt like I could be there on the Rig with Will and the others — this book was a brilliant read.