Previously published as Curse of the Boggin. A fast-paced, thrilling series opener from bestselling author D. J. MacHale. Check out a book—and unlock an adventure!
There's a place filled with tales that don't have an ending. Puzzles that won't be solved until someone steps in to finish them.
Enter the Library.
Marcus and his friends have found the key to open it. And they need to use it, because, clearly, something is up. A strange guy in a bathrobe haunts them; fires rage and flare out in an instant; a peculiar old lady keeps telling them, “Surrender the key. . . .” At first Marcus thinks he’s going nuts, until the mystery gets personal. The Library may hold some answers, but the clock is running out. Because on these library shelves, the stories you don’t finish might just finish you
. . . .
Kids love Surrender the Key
(The Library, Book 1):
“A mysterious, hard-to-put-down book with a twisting plot, funny characters, and haunting souls. I can’t wait to hear what adventures they have next.” —A.J. H., age 11
“I read enough in just one day to fill my school reading log for a week.” —Michael C., age 10
“A unique, intriguing book filled with page-turning adventures.” —Madeline H., age 12
“Couldn’t put it down. I stayed up reading until 11:00 p.m. with only one thought in my mind: one more chapter!” —Ben H., age 11
September 19, 2017
Lexile: 580L | Fountas/Pinnell: X
D. J. MACHALE is the author of the bestselling book series Pendragon, Morpheus Road, and the SYLO Chronicles, as well as Voyagers: Project Alpha
and Black Moon Rising
(The Library, Book 2). He has written, directed, and produced numerous award-winning television series and movies for young people, including Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Flight 29 Down,
and Tower of Terror.
He lives with his family in Southern California. Visit him at djmachalebooks.com.
“MacHale deftly pulls readers into this page-turning adventure . . .defying them to put it down.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Readers who love action and adventure, lightened with a bit of humor, will look forward to meeting Marcus, Lu, and Theo again.” —Shelf Awareness
Kids love Surrender the Key (The Library, Book 1):
"A mysterious, hard-to-put-down book with a twisting plot, funny characters, and haunting souls. I can't wait to hear what adventures they have next." --A.J. H., age 11
"I read enough in just one day to fill my school reading log for a week." --Michael C., age 10
"A unique, intriguing book filled with page-turning adventures." --Madeline H., age 12
"Couldn't put it down. I stayed up reading until 11:00 p.m. with only one thought in my mind: one more chapter!" --Ben H., age 11