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Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Christy Ottaviano Books, 2015
Source: E-Galley
Audience: Children, Younger Teens

From Goodreads:
A hidden book. A found cipher. A game begins . . . .

Twelve-year-old Emily is on the move again. Her family is relocating to San Francisco, home of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger, a game where books are hidden all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles. But Emily soon learns that Griswold has been attacked and is 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 and leads to a valuable prize. But there are others on the hunt for this book, and Emily and James must race to solve the puzzles Griswold left behind before Griswold's attackers make them their next target.

I could have SWORN that I had already reviewed this book. I read it as a galley years ago and loved it - but still, no review!

Things I liked:

  • The main character’s name was Emily.
  • She moved to San Fransisco (a place I would like to see some day.)
  • Scavenger hunts!
  • Hidden books! That you could TAKE if you found them!
  • Puzzles!
  • Children had to save literature while running from adults.
What more could you ask for, really? It was adventurous, mysterious and fun, and all children should read it - especially if they liked Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.