Busting Out! 10 Great Literary Prison Breaks

Some characters can't be caged

In real life, a prison break is terrifying, but on the page it's thrilling and suspenseful (usually because we're rooting for the escapee). Will the character(s) we've come to love succeed in finding freedom? You'll have to read to find out!

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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