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Chambliss Bertman, Jennifer.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, 2015
IL 5-8, RL 5.5

(3 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Emily and her brother move frequently and never get to settle down as their parents have a goal for the family to live in each of the 50 states. The next move takes the family to San Francisco, California. The best thing about this location is that the creator of the Book Scavenger game, Garrison Griswold, is from the area. Unexpectedly, Griswold is injured during an attack before the release of the new book game. Emily and her new friend James are determined to solve every puzzle throughout this mystery. The problem is that they are not the only ones seeking treasure and they face dangers in unexpected locations. 
(Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

Booktalk #2

Emily’s family is moving to San Francisco, where her idol Garrison Griswold resides. Griswold is the creator of Book Scavenger, a geocaching game where books are hidden and revealed through a series of clues and cyphers. When Griswold is attacked, Emily and her friend James must navigate through the streets of San Francisco in search of a hidden treasure before Girswold’s attackers find them or the mystery Griswold hid. (Louisiana Young Readers, 2018)

Booktalk #3

“Book Scavenger” is an online game which has gone viral. Solving puzzle clues to find books hidden all over the world is the name of the game. When Emily moves to San Francisco, she discovers that the game’s creator has been attacked and his new game is missing! Can she and her new friend James figure out what happened before the attackers find them? (Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Books and reading -- Fiction.
                        Detective and mystery fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
                        Publishers and publishing -- Fiction.
                        San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
                        Treasure hunts -- Fiction.

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