Today is National Scavenger Hunt Day … and what better way to celebrate than with a book about a book scavenger hunt!
Book Overview: For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it’s the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.
Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold’s new game―before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.
Reviewers Thoughts: I really enjoyed this! I think the idea is a fun one and you learn a bit about books, authors, codes and ciphers, and San Francisco bookstores. The hunt also includes a mystery, and with bad guys on the kids heels, you’ll be sure to keep turning pages until you’re through.
Parents, a couple things to note: the older brother has a mohawk-thing going on with his hair, the back drop of the story is Halloween, the two main kids get into a fight, and the daughter is disrespectful to the parent’s wishes of living in all 50 States throughout their lifetime. Overall it’s clean and ends with the two kids making up and the brother and sister relationship coming closer together.