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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/19/16

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.

Last Week’s Book:
 Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemocello’s Library, Edgar Allen Poe, and the Book Crossing movement will love this book, and it will have lots of appeal to avid readers in general.

When Emily has to move *again*, this time to San Francisco, she is happy to at least be in the same city as Garrison Griswold, creator of the Book Scavenger game she loves so well. Unfortunately, Griswold is on the eve of launching an exciting new challenge when he is brutally attacked in a subway station. Fortunately, Emily and her new friend and fellow puzzle-lover James find Griswold’s copy of The Gold-Bug, which was missed when police investigated the crime. The two embark on a quest to play what they believe was the new game and put themselves in peril as the bad guys are now after them. Filled with coded messages to break and the ups-and-downs of middle school family and friendship issues, this book is sure to engage middle schoolers. Bonus: I recently found out that, coincidentally, our local Betabrain team is designing this year’s challenge around this book.

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