The Limit by Kristen Landon shows life problems with money. When Mattt Dunston's family goes over their limit in their money account Matt is sent away to a workhouse. As Matt starts living in the workhouse he realizies something is wrong. Matt is one of the smart kids living on the top floor for the gifted. The top floor handles school work, accounting, and organizing files for companies and school. As the book goes on Matt figures out that the work they're doing is brainwashing them to be smart. But, the brainwashing causes seizures. There is no communication outside the workhouse and the kids aren't allowed outside the building. The ending is very shocking and will surprise the reader.
When reading this book the reader experiences mystery and thrilling action as Matt and his friends try to escape and solve the mystery of the workhouse. The reader will also love the suspense behind the secret. I highly recommend it as the suspense and mystery kept me reading chapter after chapter.
~Cassie, Teen Book Reviewer