The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe

illus. by Victoria Jamieson. 432p. (The Gollywhopper Games). ebook available. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062211286.
Gr 4–6—In this companion novel to the previous two "Gollywhopper Games" novels, football-loving Zane gets a concussion that takes him off the field. He suddenly finds himself competing in the Gollywhopper Games alongside a nerdy kid named Elijah. Polar opposites, their strengths complement one another and they become unlikely friends. Purchase where the previous installments fly off the shelves.
Sidelined by his latest concussion, football star Zane Braycott applies his love of strategy and competition to the third round of Gollywhopper Games, navigating puzzles as well as new friendships. Feldman's knack for leading readers through her diverse characters' solutions without losing their interest carries the narrative, which is unfortunately slowed by a conspiracy subplot involving competing toy companies.

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