I had to actually look at my phone to make sure today was Wednesday.! That is the kind of week I have had...but in a good way. It has been busy but I am also reaching that point in the summer where I totally lose track of what day it is!
So I needed to start a new book yesterday. I have a huge stack of books still in my "to read pile" but nothing was calling my name.
(this was actually taken a few weeks ago and I have read about 6 of the these already)
Then I remembered I had this one that I started a few years ago and never finished.
I couldn't remember where I left off so I started from the beginning and read about 90 pages before I knew it. It is a great book and now I remember when I starting reading the Hunger Games, what book it had reminded me of...and it is this one. It is kind of a cross between Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Huger Games.
The one thing that really hooks the reader is a variety of puzzles and brainteasers woven throughout the story. I can totally see my students not only working out the puzzles in an effort to solve them,but also to compete against one another to see who can solve it first.
I am definitely adding this to the books to do as a read aloud or in literature circles.