The Game of Sunken Places truly surprised me. When you look at it, it doesn’t really look like a book that would captivate anyone above the age of 12, and through the first few chapters it continues this perception.
But then somewhere around a third of the way through the book, it changes. The plot became more intricate, the action more exciting, and the story all the more inviting.
I was surprised at this change but not disappointed. After the first third The Game of Sunken Places became a great fantasy mystery that should entertain and please readers of many ages. And while I never truly loved the protagonists I didn’t feel as if their lack of depth detracted from the story or the targeted audience. Because of this and it’s interesting plot I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone in late elementary to middle school (grades 3 through 8) and feel this book would make a great summer read.
8 out of 10
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Published: May 1, 2010