Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I Am Reading Wednesday....The Golly-Whopper Games

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.  


  1. Im going to get this tomorrow... just checked and my library has it. Going to the beach for 8 days gonna need lots to read!

  2. When I saw the title, I thought it could be a funny cross between Hunger Games and Willy Wonka. My book pile is about like that, too! I need a relaxing vacation (with other people to play with Keagan some) so I can sit and enjoy my books.

    The Dalton Gang

  3. Sounds like a great books and the cover is very intriguing. (I totally DO judge books by their cover. Oops!) Time to add another to my list.

    The Teaching Thief