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Emily and her family have been moving across the United States for most of her life. Her parents have the goal of living in all 50 states, and so they rarely live in one place for more than a few months. Now Emily, her brother Matthew and their parents are moving to San Francisco where Emily's "literary idol", Garrison Griswold (also known as the Willy Wonka of the literary world), lives. Griswold, among other endeavours, created the Book Scavenger (an game where people find books hidden in cities by using clues and puzzles. Unfortunately, just weeks before Garrison plans on launching a new game, he is attacked and hospitalized with a coma. Then Emily (and her new friend James) find an interesting book, which Emily is sure is part of Griswold's new game. But it turns out that solving this mystery is more dangerous than they thought.
I really enjoyed this book. There was mystery and intrigue, and it was a true book adventure. I enjoyed watching Emily and James' friendship develop, especially since having a friend was really a new experience for Emily. I would recommend this book to middle school aged kids and above, especially mystery lovers. I think that people who enjoyed "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" would enjoy this book as well. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.