Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

"Are you sure about the answer? Absolutely, positively, down-to-your-very-soul sure? If we got the very first question wrong, I think I'd crumple up and die."
"Yuck," said Gil.
"No really."
"Really, Bianca? If I thought I was wrong, I'd be racing like a wild man. Instead, I'm going to sit on this nice, hot bench."
"Then why are more people over there?" Bianca pointed toward an overflowing section B. (53)

Gilbert Goodson is a twelve year old bent on participating in the first ever Gollywhopper Games. The games promise a grand prize of a full college scholarship, a copy of every game and toy Golly Toy and Game Company has ever sold, and "other stupendous prizes". Gil however has his own reasons to win. Gil's father was accussed of embezzling money from the toy company. If he wins, Gil's father promises to move away from the scrutiny that has followed him around for over a year. Gil however, has to prove his worth against 25,000 other competitors. When he enters into the finals against nine other contestants, it's a question of brains versus brawn versus the cheaters. The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman is filled with mind games to test any reader's fast thinking skills, and math and word fans will find plenty of enjoyment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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