• Title: Book Scavenger
  • Author: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Sarah Watts
  • ISBN: 9781627791151
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book Scavenger 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 sens
    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 haA 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.

    One Reply to “Book Scavenger”

    1. This is a middle grade novel about a book-lover called EMILY and "a game where books are hidden all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles."Why am I not 12 years old anymore!?

    2. I love this book! Disclaimer: I also wrote this book. :) Advance copies of Book Scavenger are being hidden around the US. Join in the game here: bookscavenger

    3. i don't really read enough middle grade to know how this book stacks up against others written for that age range; i'm a middle grade tourist who only pops in when i come across a book that's either so magnificently written that it carves out a little bed in my heart (Rooftoppers) or when it's about baby booknerds or baby chefs or cats having adventures or something else that would have caught my eye when i was in that 8-12 age range, so long ago. this falls into that second category. it's not a [...]

    4. This book is my dream book from my early years: It’s about a girl – Emily – who loves books. There is a game – Book Scavenger – around the US that consists in hiding books and finding them through clues. There are ciphers and cryptograms, and it’s about books! See why it’s everything a book lover might want?The game itself is silly; I mean, they hide the books in public places, so how the hell do they manage to prevent people who don’t play Book Scavenger from finding and keeping [...]

    5. ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoThis book is basically everything past Rashika would have wanted from a book and one present Rashika adores.The past couple of middle grade novels that I had read were great but there seemed to be something missing. I figured that could have been the result of me not being the intended audience but this  book reminded me that it doesn't matter who the reader is, a book can be enjoyed by a reader of any age.I know I always say that my favo [...]

    6. I normally do not rate DNF books, but since there was a very specific reason I didn't finish this book, I felt like my rating was justified.Review ~ Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss BertmanDid Not Finish1 of 5 stars368 page Kindle bookI received this book from NetGalley for my honest review.It's a sad time that I write my first DNF review. I wanted to LOVE Book Scavenger. It's my kind of book. Puzzles and clues and a scavenger hunt?! This was (I thought) right down my alley. Even as a 37 yr [...]

    7. Oh my gosh, I loved this book. This is one of those rare books adults can enjoy just as much as the middle grade readers who are its target audience. It's a good story, but it is also well-written with bits of literary history and descriptions of various ciphers and codes. It is just so much fun. The author's note at the end tells the reader a bit about the book's background. Ms. Bertman grew up in San Francisco, the setting for the book, so I felt her description of the city must be pretty accu [...]

    8. I love the idea of Book Scavenger simply because if I found a hidden book I'm sure as fuck that I would take it, fairness be damned.I mean, FREE BOOKS dude. Won't that be awesome?Anyway,Book Scavenger is fun read even though I grew a bit tired in the middle. I find it quite long and I think there's some things that should be omitted to make the story fast paced and thrilling.The story is about Emily and James in a one of a kind adventure consisting a weird book and some hooligans who were after [...]

    9. My inner 11-12 year old self was squealing with joy when I was reading this book. It was a fabulous story that made me instantly sad, no one wrote this when I was a tween.

    10. Not having kids of my own, I judge these books based on how I would have enjoyed them as a kid. If I still had my spiral notebook where I kept track of my many Nancy Drew and Sweet Valley High books, I would have chosen the fuschia color from my multi-ink click pen and drawn in rounded script the title of the book followed by five shakily drawn stars (By the way, I still haven't mastered the art of a perfect star shape).Emily Crane's parents have vowed to live in all fifty states. This means Emi [...]

    11. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineEmily isn't too thrilled about moving yet again, but she's used to it. Her parents are both able to work from home wherever they are, and they are gathering material for their book 50 Homes in 50 States by moving about once a year. Emily is excited about moving to San Francisco, though, because it is the home of Garrison Griswold, the founder of the Book Scavenger Game. It is helpful that her new neighbor, James, is also a fan of puzzles and is able to help [...]

    12. Originally posted atLog Cabin LibraryI absolutely adored Book Scavenger, it was such fun to read. Everything from the authors note where Bertman lists the inspirations for Book Scavenger (which is a combination of books, movies, Geocaching, cipher's and the website BookCrossing). To the setting of San Francisco filled with various historical facts and figures that make for an interesting plot. Plus there is a nice mystery that sort of involves Edgar Allen Poe. I enjoyed all the characters and re [...]

    13. It was a great book. I recommend it to everyone. It sends a message that anyone can do great things. And also, Ms. Taake hasn't read it yet, so be sure to read it before she does! :)

    14. This one's a favourite for sure! Reading the synopsis I knew the book sounded interesting, but it turned out to be an absolute treasure. I devoured it in a matter of hours and was very sad to see the end of it and even sadder to realize that this is the author's first and only book so far!Emily is an avid reader but also an avid member of the Book Scavenger game founded by Garrison Griswold. She is working up the ranks in the game, with the aim to achieve the highest detective status. This invol [...]

    15. This book has instantly become one of my all-time middle-grade favorites. It has mystery, humor, wonderful characters and friendships, fascinating puzzles, tantalizing literary references, and a perfectly-realized San Francisco setting. I really think that this is a book that kid and adult readers will enjoy in equal measure, making it a great choice for family or classroom reading.In short, I loved everything about Book Scavenger, and am so excited that Emily and James's adventures will continu [...]

    16. Got to read the ARC of this book and absolutely loved the idea of it. The story is of a game created by Garrison Griswold, publisher of the Bayside Press, called Book Scavenger. In the game, participants hid books throughout the country, leaving clues about the locations by registering them on line. Participants would also search for books that others have hidden by using the clues. Once found the participant would earn points that would move them up the ranks from Encyclopedia Brown to Nancy Dr [...]

    17. I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Book Scavenger is a middle grade adventure book about a girl called Emily who moves to San Francisco with her parents - the city her biggest idol lives in: Garrison Griswold, creator of the legendary game Book Scavenger. And Emily is a passionate book scavenger - she loves to solve the riddles leading to the discovery of the hiding places of books. However, Griswold is attacked and in a coma, and Emily a [...]

    18. Far be it from me to criticize a book that embraces and celebrates the love of reading, but I'm not entirely sure this one is it (and i say this while, at the time of this writing, having not yet read Mr Lemoncello's Library). A book that sort of presents itself as the Willy Wonka of books about books, it's not quite light-hearted or fun enough to hold that mantle, nor whimsical enough to allow for the comparisons.The book is about some kids obsessed with Book Scavenging, a game about finding an [...]

    19. Simply Delightful! My inner child has been tome tickledBook Scavenger is a quirky good, middle-grade, biblio themed adventure mystery set in San Francisco, with protagonist - wordy-nerdy Emily, and her puzzler sidekick James. And to say that Emily's family and their lifestyle is eccentric, would be an understatement. Ah, but that's part of the fun. All the way around, this was an ultra fun read. It had all the great elements of an adult whodunit, except toned down several notches. Guns are drawn [...]

    20. I absolutely loved it! A very good middle school book, Emily and James are wonderful heroes, and please tell me the publisher of this will launch a real book scavenger website as PR? I would love to play that game, as Book Crossing is kind of random and lack motivational value. I want to be a book scavenger too ! :)

    21. Cute YA cozy! Anybody who has been a bookworm since childhood will love this book. In this version of our world geocaching meets book sharing. People hide books and you find them! Mr. Griswald, who started Book Scavenger, has special book finding contests in San Francisco where book hungers have to solve ciphers to find the book. Easy read that makes you want to start hunting books!

    22. This is THE book to read if you love puzzles, books and scavenger hunts. The book is filled with fun riddles/puzzles, the scavenger hunt is delightful and it will make you want to be there and there is a LOT of talk about books.I do wish we had such events in real life (scavenger hunts and other book events), or such a site as the site mentioned in this book. It does sound terribly exciting, to be able to hide and find books, to make up riddles, to track your book as it starts its exciting journ [...]

    23. Growing up, I loved reading mysteries such as The Three Investigators, The Hardy Boys, and The Happy Hollisters. They were full of tweens and teens who sometimes stumbled upon, sometimes sought out mysteries and set about solving them. Emily, our main protagonist, does both in "Book Scavenger". Oh, and there's a real Book Scavenger site! Yes, the author or publisher, someone connected to the book, set up a real site that seems to work the way it does in the book. Man, where was this when I was g [...]

    24. OH HOW I WISH BOOK SCAVENGER WAS REAL!!! I loved the story so much and I recently found out that there is a book scavenger game in real life, but I wish it was this popular and there were actually books in my area! The characters were absolutely wonderful, and I really connected with Emily and her love of reading. I want to learn more about ciphers!

    25. I tend to rate a lot of middle grade books "as a middle grade book." So if I liked it, then I liked it for a middle grade book. I think it's only fair to compare them to other books in the same genre.But I found that I was genuinely able to enjoy Book Scavenger—and not just as a book meant for ten year olds. It held up to a lot of young adult, and even adult, novels, in the entertainment factor.Of course, there were a few things that separated this book from those aimed at older audiences, mos [...]

    26. Because her parents plan to live in all 50 states eventually, twelve-year-old Emily is somewhat reluctant to fall for the many charms of San Francisco, the family's new home. After all, she figures they'll barely get settled in before it will be time to move once again. Still, she and her upstairs neighbor James hit it off right away, and bond over their shared interest in puzzles and codes. Emily is deeply involved in Book Scavenger, a book-hiding puzzle game with different sleuthing levels. Wh [...]

    27. I would have loved this as a bookish 10-year old yearning for fiction leavened by tidbits of real life stuff (much of my interest in the world was fashioned from tidbits discovered in the course of reading middle-grade novels -- mitochondria are real! mobius strips are real! Thank you childhood reading for making me wonder about these and many, many other things).Even as an old lady I enjoyed. It's a well constructed treasure literary treasure hunt with just enough menace to make it feel tense a [...]

    28. Why can't Book Scavenger be real??? I love Poe, books, historical fiction and mysteries and this book is all of those bound into one wonderful story! Emily moves to San Francisco, the home of her online book treasure hunt creator and idol (similar to Book Crossings) and soon discovers his latest, but yet-to-be-announced literary scavenger hunt. Using secret codes and clues from EAP books, Emily, her code writing friend James, and brother Mathew, try to solve the riddles to play the game and find [...]

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