Tuesday, August 25, 2009
TUESDAY: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Winston Breen is a 12 year old boy who loves to solve puzzles. The box he buys his ten year old sister for her birthday was just supposed to be a little keepsake box. But instead, it is home to four strips of wood with words on them. Those strips set Winston, his friends and his sister on a treasure hunt with puzzles for the reader to help solve that will keep everyone guessing.
This was a fun story with a good twist. The puzzles were of varying difficulty, so readers at different levels can enjoy them. There is a sequel, The Potato Chip Puzzles. I haven't read it yet, but I have it in a pile of books to read soon.