Emily’s family has been moving all over the United States for as long as she could remember. Her only constant is Book Scavenger, a game where people all over use puzzles to leave books for others to find. When she finds something strange in the creator’s home of San Fransisco, it’s a race to find the end of this puzzle before she has to move again.
Book Scavenger really has everything you would want from a modern mystery book. From the characters to a realistic sibling relationship to a girl who just wants to belong for once, I don’t think I could’ve asked for this to be much better written. This story is so compelling. The way it intersperses the main narration with short chapters from another viewpoint only adds to the suspense.
My first thought going into this was I really want to play Book Scavenger. I’m actually sad that it isn’t a real game! The author made up this incredible game and managed to keep it realistic. Too often I’ll see imaginary things added to realistic fiction in a very nonrealistic way. This book was fantastic, and I loved the level of realism. Book Scavenger is definitely worth checking out.
Yours in love and literature, Page.
Content warning(s): guns, shooting, violence
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