Takers and Returners: A Novel of Suspense
An atmosphere of tension and anxiety is sustained throughout this skillfully written suspense in which children are drawn into a game that none of them will ever win. The game that Julian devised to relieve the boredom of summer—the game of Takers and Returners—divided the group into two: objects stolen from neighboring people and places by one team must be returned by the...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Taylor Productions Ltd
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For a long time I was plagued with the memory of a book I'd read in elementary school about a group of kids that devises a "borrowing" game with disastrous consequences; I could remember all these little details but couldn't for the LIFE of me remember the title or author, and I couldn't find any information about it online, nor could anyone I described it to identify the book for me. Enter a friend in library school who plugged my description into a fancypants librarian search engine and came b...more