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Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Book Scavenger

It’s a book. It’s a brain puzzle. It’s a scavenger hunt. Take your pick because Book Scavenger is all three. Twelve-year-old Emily and her family are moving again in their quest to live in all fifty states. Emily is delighted to be relocating to the home of Garrison Griswold, her favorite publisher and the creator of Book Scavenger, an online game where books are hidden all over the country. However, when Griswold is shot and sent to the hospital in a coma, Emily and her friend James stumble onto Griswold’s newest game and more danger than they expected. This engaging middle grade novel will appeal to book lovers and puzzle solvers alike. Readers follow Emily and James as they unravel ciphers, follow clues, and find hidden books. The best part of Book Scavenger is that you can play the game yourself. Go to and look for books hidden in your area or hide a book and leave a clue yourself. Try it as a summer activity for your family and start a trend in your community. Recommended ages--9 and up

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