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Jun 01 2012

Boggle Hunters: Game On by Sophie Masson

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Scholastic, 2012. ISBN 978-1-74169-851-0.
(Age: 9-13) Recommended. You can tell from the powerful front cover that Boggles are evil therefore pursuing them must be a dangerous activity. Jenny and her parents are Boggle Hunters and they hunt in a shadowy world unseen by most humans. The Greys, an evil faery race send the Boggles to cause havoc and are responsible for many problems in the world, ranging from machine failure to the mass destruction of crops and the electronic age has become the new medium for Boggle attacks. Fortunately Boggle Hunters are assisted by the Fays, a faery tribe that helps to protect humans.
Jenny and her family live in England and she is to be visited by cousin Sam from Australia, who has no inkling of the families real occupation as hunters, but Sam become obsessed with a computer game called Grim's Castle which leads him into the dangerous Grey world.
Sophie Masson has cleverly woven together the modern and the faery worlds into a gripping story that simultaneously follows both Jenny and her quest to help her parents, with Sam's computer adventures, until they combine in a gripping ending, with a few twists and disclosures along the way.
This is a fantasy book, full of mystery and adventure. A great read for 9 to 13 year olds.
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Jane Moore

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