yellow figure standing in an illuminated white box in a dark room

Boy in a white room / Karl Olsberg

A gripping YA sci-fi thriller by German and Spiegel-bestselling author, Karl Olsberg. The Boy in a White Room was nominated for Germany’s most prestigious youth fiction award in 2018.

A fifteen-year-old boy wakes to find himself locked in a white, cube-shaped room. No windows. No doors. Total silence. He has no memories. No clue how he got there. No idea who he is. A computer-generated voice named Alice responds to his questions. Through her, he is able to access the internet. As the boy uncovers snippets of his story–an attempted abduction, a critical injury, a murder — it becomes clearer. But when some of the pieces don’t fit, how can he tell what’s real and what’s not? Who can he trust? And who is he really?

What others are saying:

“A book with LOTS of layers…”

“The plot, narrative, setting and characters were incredible. It was a novel that left me questioning EVERYTHING.”

“What a rollercoaster! I really enjoyed this!”

Available in Teen Fiction.  

JJ: April 27, 2023

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