Friday, May 12, 2017

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi - ADVISABLE

Riazi, Karuna The Gauntlet, 294 pages. Salaam Reads (Simon), 2017. $17.00 Language: G (0 swears,0 “f”); Mature content: G; Violence: PG

On Farah’s twelfth birthday, she is given a wooden board game entitled “The Gauntlet of Blood and Fire.” This seemingly harmless gift sucks in her young autistic brother, Ahmad, who gets trapped within the game. Farah and her friends Alex and Essie enter the mysterious and dangerous game to rescue her young brother. Facing dangerous ghouls and solving intricate puzzles are just a few of the challenges they must face in order to save not only her brother, but the hundreds of souls trapped within the game. It a fight against the clock in this electrifying adventure.

This book had a great feel. The basics of the story were amazing, well written, and excellently plotted. Also, there is a great amount of detail without any loss of storyline. This book caught my attention instantly and held it throughout. I would recommend this book every time. I would give this book four stars.

EL, MS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer:JRD, 7th Grade

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