THE CHAOS CODE by Justin Richards


Age Range: 12 - 15
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Matt Stribling is used to his divorced parents shuttling him back and forth on school vacations. But he’d rather be surfing the Internet at home than spending a dull holiday with his absent-minded archaeologist father, who didn’t even remember to pick him up at the train station. Things don’t stay dull for long, however, when he receives a coded message and realizes that he’s being watched. Part of the message translates into “LTF”—a clue from his dad that means “Let’s Find Treasure!” The pace picks up speed as the puzzle unravels, with clues that take Matt and his new friend Robin globe-hopping from England to Denmark to the rain forest of Brazil. But they’re not the only ones looking for the treasure; this isn’t a game, and the treasure isn’t mere gold or jewels. Mixing the supernatural with an action-adventure theme, this is a race that will capture the reader’s attention and keep them turning pages long after lights out. (Fiction. 12-15)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-59990-124-4
Page count: 412pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2007


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