A New York Times bestseller.
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
An Indie Next List Pick
A Scripps National Spelling Bee Great Words, Great Works List Selection
A Publishers Weekly Best Book for Summer
For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now 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 himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.
Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game — before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.
"Emily's sleuthing weaves well with her journey to nurture friendships and set down everlasting roots. A debut that challenges the brain while warming the heart." — Kirkus Reviews
"Well paced and involving, the story will intrigue kids with an interest in mysteries and codes as well as books." — Booklist