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Read for a Lifetime 2022-2023 List: These Deadly Games

Illinois Center for the Book Reading Program

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416 Pages When Crystal Donavan gets a message on a mysterious app with a video of her little sister gagged and bound, she agrees to play the kidnapper’s game.  At first, they make her complete bizarre tasks: steal a test and stuff it in a locker, bake brownies, make a prank call.  But then Crystal realizes each task is meant to hurt-and-kill her friends, one by one.  But if she refuses to play, the kidnapper will kill her sister.  Is someone trying to take her team out of the running for a gaming tournament?  Or have they uncovered a secret from their past, and wants them to pay for what they did…  As Crystal makes the impossible choice between her friends and her sister, she must uncover the truth and find a way to outplay the kidnapper…before it’s too late.   

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