Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23rd's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We've almost made it through another week, which means it is time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

I'm going to go with the middle grade mystery I just started tonight this week, and that would be Big Game by Stuart Gibbs.




This is the third in his FunJungle series which is set at a zoo/amusement park in Texas.  Think San Diego Wild Animal Park with some roller coasters (not that we see much outside the animals since they are always the focus of the mysteries).

So with that in mind, here's the opening:

I was helping walk the elephants when we all heard the rifle go off.

And jumping to page 56, we find:

"I was thinking, it's kind of weird that two crimes happened here this morning, so maybe they're connected somehow." 
Marge screwed up her face, trying to make sense of this.  "What do you mean?" 
"Maybe someone broke into the candy store to create a diversion from the fact that they were shooting at the rhino," I said.  "Or maybe they shot at the rhino to divert everyone from the candy store."

I'm always a third of the way in, and loving this book.  Not that I'm surprised since I really do enjoy all of Stuart's books.

15 comments:

  1. I love this book's cover. Sounds like a great story for middle-grade kids.
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    1. I know lots of middle grade kids love these books. I certainly do as well.

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  2. No one should ever be shooting at rinos! I absolutely love this cover, it's such a simple illustration but definitely adorable! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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    1. Yes, that cover is simple yet fun, isn't it?

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  3. This sounds like an interesting series - thanks for sharing it and for visiting my Book Beginnings & 56

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    1. It is interesting and fun. Well worth reading for any age.

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  4. Were they trying to shoot the elephant?

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    1. No, but the elephants do play a part in that opening scene.

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  5. Some this or that misdirection going on. Love that cover and this sounds fun:)

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/10/23/the-friday-56-83-guarded-a-silverton-chronicles-novel/

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    1. A little misdirection, but that's because I'm taking the quotes from different places for this. It's fairly obvious what the target is in the book.

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  6. I haven't read any books by this author but they sound really fun. I like the inside the zoo aspect.

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