The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

May 16, 2020



The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley  Snyder 

was a book I remember reading as a child. I remember liking the book and gave it to my son as a reading challenge for the month of April. Instead of reading it himself, me and my son read the book together. 


It was a different kind of experience, and I enjoyed sharing with him something from my childhood, even if he wasn't very receptive to the story because it had mostly girls in it. 






The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?


My Review:




I give The Egypt Game  four stars. 


I enjoyed reading the book. Granted, it was a little below the reading level of what I currently read, but reading the story with my son was an experience I'll never forget. 


I read this when I was younger and I remember loving it. My son not so much. He was bored throughout the book and only enjoyed the exciting parts at the end. I did like re-reading the story and realized I didn't remember that much from it, so it was like reading it new all over again. Overall, I love the fun and mystery behind the Egypt Game. 


Marshall and his octopus Security were my son's favorite characters and mine as well.  



You can read The Egypt Game by clicking HERE.


Reading Challenges:


This book fulfilled one of my challenges!!!!


For my Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge, I chose it as a book that was a reread since I read it before. I also should mention I listened to an audiobook with my son called Camp Redmoon by RL Stine. So that's two challenges right there! 


Since this book doesn't technically work for the NA challenge or Pop Sugar, I'm not featuring it for this challenge. 












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