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The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin
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Apr 08, 2010

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Winston Breen is an excellent puzzle solver. In the previous (and first) book in this series, Winston used his puzzle-solving skills to unlock a mystery. In this volume, Winston and his friends are part of a team of students representing their school in a puzzle-solving competition! The winning school will win $50,000. This series does an excellent job of integrating actual reader-solvable puzzles into the story. Included are all kinds of word problems, such as crosswords, word squares, word searches, and some unfamiliar puzzle models. The reader may complete each puzzle as they come to it, and an answer key is included in the back of the book, as well as some extra puzzles for the puzzle-fanatic. Readers may go to a website to print fresh pages to solve the puzzles on if they don’t want to mar the book. Berlin succeeds at making a novel interactive. Unfortunately, the writing could use some tuning up. The character relationship complexity pales when compared to books like The Gollywopper Games by Jody Feldman. However books in this genre are rare and this title is highly recommended for puzzle enthusiasts.

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