Young fans of Ernie Cline s Ready Player One will love this classic video game inspired mystery filled with elements of Escape from Mr Lemoncello s Library and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler.What if playing video games was prepping you to solve an incredible real world puzzle and locate a priceless treasure Twelve year old Ted Gerson has spent most of his summer playing video games So when his great uncle dies and bequeaths him the all so called treasure in his overstuffed junk shop of an apartment, Ted explores it like its another level to beat And to his shock, he finds that eccentric Great Uncle Ted actually has set the place up like a real life escape the room game Using his specially honed skills, Ted sets off to win the greatest game hes ever played, with help from his friends Caleb and Isabel Together they discover that Uncle Teds treasure might be exactly thatreal gold and jewels found by a Japanese American unit that served in World War II With each puzzle Ted and his friends solve, they get closer to unraveling the mysterybut someone dangerous is hot on their heels, and hes not about to let them get away with the fortune.Praise for Click Here to Start As addictive as your favorite video game I couldn t put it down Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm Humor, believable characters, and adventurekeeps readers in suspense to the end A winner for mystery enthusiasts Kirkus Reviews In this clever debut, Markell takes readers on a clue filled adventure and maintains an energetic, entertaining balance of character driven narrative and tricky challenges Publishers Weekly Markell s highly entertaining debut novelis a well paced read with fully realized and likable characters, and should have strong appeal to gamers, fans of video game based stories, and reluctant readers SLJ This book will appeal to a wide audience Readers who enjoyed Schreiber s Game Over, Pete Watson will enjoy the video game component fans of Fitzgerald s Under the Egg will enjoy reading about the Monuments Men detective story aficionados will revel in the inclusion of The Maltese Falcon story This is a great book to hand to just about any middle grade reader YA Books Central A School Library Guild selection An Best Books of the Month SelectionFrom the Hardcover edition....
|Title||:||Click Here to Start (A Novel)|
|Publisher||:||Yearling Reprint edition August 1, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||879 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Click Here to Start (A Novel) Reviews
I wasn't sure what to expect, but the cover and title drew me in first. Gaming theme second. However, this book offered so much more. Great characters, literary references with a suspenseful cat and mouse game. Just when I thought I had it figured out, it moved in a different direction. Great from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
My preteen (11y/o) boy say this was the best book he read this year - and we read a lot! He loved the premise and the pace was fun and fast. Highly recommend.
I read this aloud to my 9-year-old at night before bedtime. He was interested throughout and seemed to enjoy the plot and the twists. I don't think I liked it quite as much, although I may not be the target audience here. I thought the story did get a bit convoluted here and there. I thought great-uncle Ted remained an enigma throughout the book and I would have liked the kids to have a better understanding of who he was and why he left this giant puzzle to be explored after his death.
My daughter is reading this book with her book club and she is having a hard time staying with the limited number of chapters assigned. A true sign of a good book!
My son read this book straight through in an afternoon and loved it.
I read Click Here to Start because it was recommended on reading Ready Player One (which I loved and it one of my favorite novels). The author does a good job at doing it with a 12 year old’s perspective and the story is interesting enough.