Winston Breen: Book Review

July 24th, 2011 by

puzzling-world-of-winston-breen-book-reviewWhat if you held the directions to a treasure hunt in your hands — but you couldn’t read them? I’d definitely be frustrated because, well, let’s face it: I am not a patient person.

But in The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Erin Berlin, our hero finds himself in this situation, and he’s delighted!

That’s because Winston loves puzzles, and this treasure hunt involves cracking a few secret codes. But Winston can’t do it alone — he’s forced to team up with his younger sister, two potentially dangerous strangers, the town librarian, and an intimidating ex-cop. Plus, a few other characters I won’t reveal here — you’ll meet them along the treasure hunt!

If you like puzzles, I guarantee you’ll love this book. Not only are there codes that the treasure-seeking team needs to solve, but there are also TONS of other puzzles scattered throughout the story (with solutions in the back of the book, if you’re just as impatient as I am).

And if you don’t like puzzles, well, you can still enjoy the book. It’s a gripping mystery that I stayed up late to finish — I just HAD to know how it would end!

Okay, I admit it, I peeked ahead a little while I was reading. Like I said: impatient

— Karen

The only thing Karen’s willing to wait for is for food to cool down before she eats it. Nothing like a burned tongue to ruin a good meal!

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4 Responses

  • Hahaha me writes:
    July 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    It’s a good book and the puzzles are fun too.

  • Bigfoot writes:
    July 26th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I also peeked—but just for the puzzle solutions, not to see the solution to the mystery (although I wasn’t able to solve that on my own either). I also enjoyed the sequel to this book and hope there will be more Winston Breen books in the future.

  • Coolguy writes:
    August 21st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I love the book. The second one is cool too. 🙂

  • jacob writes:
    January 8th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    good book

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