Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Markell, Denis

 Publisher:  Delacorte Press (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 310 p.,  22 cm.

 BTSB No: 603743 ISBN: 9781101931875
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Buried treasure -- Fiction
 Video games -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

When Ted inherits his uncle's apartment "and all the treasure within," he realizes the apartment is set up like a real-life video game and must solve the puzzles with his friends to discover the treasure.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 183515
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 69237

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/16)
   School Library Journal (-) (00/04/16)
   Booklist (08/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2016 Ted meets his great-uncle, also named Ted, as the elder is in the hospital, dying. Uncle Ted’s final words to his nephew set young Ted off on a hunt for treasure, even though he’s uncertain what the treasure is. The clues are embedded in a video game, and Ted, who loves puzzles, wonders how his uncle managed to design a game that will lead to the prize. The clues keep coming, but there are people willing to do anything to prevent Ted from solving the final puzzle and uncovering the mysterious treasure. Though he has friends on his side, Ted doesn’t know whom to trust. What is the secret his late uncle wants him to find? Is the answer tied to Uncle Ted’s military service during WWII? Debuting author Markell offers readers the chance to solve the puzzle alongside Ted and his friends, and readers who love locked room mysteries, vintage video games, and red herrings will have a blast. Recommend to fans of Michael D. Beil and Blue Balliett. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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