Review! Friend or Foe by Jody Feldman

25 Jul

friendorfoeThe Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe

By Jody Feldman

432 pages (Hardcover) – Ages 8+

Published by Greenwillow Books on April 21, 2015

Synopsis- Zane loves football. When he grows up, he wants to be a professional player. All is going well, until he gets his second concussion. Now he’s not allowed to play football for a year. At first, Zane was devastated, but when, through taking a test , he gets chosen to take place in the preliminary contest for the legendary annual Gollywhopper Games (a big, Olympic-style game for kids filled with puzzles and riddles, funded by a rich international game-seller), he isn’t sure what to believe. The prize for winning? $1,000,000. Does Zane have what it takes to win?

What I Thought- You know a book is good when you start reading it, and find out halfway through the book that it is third in the series, and yet it didn’t matter really what order you read it in. Sure, some small spoilers are said, but it doesn’t ruin the series. Each book (I think) has a different cast, as it is a different year in the Gollywhopper Games, which is cool. It’s also cool how the winners of the games can come back to help with some of the challenges. It was a great book. I like the variety of people that got into the games. There are athletes, geniuses, jerks, etc. in the games. The challenges sound fun to do, and would be awesome if they existed in real life.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

6 Responses to “Review! Friend or Foe by Jody Feldman”

  1. Darlene July 26, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Gollywhopper Games, what a great title for a series. Sounds like a good one. Also love the cover. 😀


  2. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews July 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    Did any of the riddles or puzzles laid out for readers to figure out? That would really add to the charm of this series. Still, Gollywopper Games–fantastic title–sounds like a fun read. I’ll have to look into this one. I love books that challenge kids. Great review!


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks August 2, 2015 at 9:16 am #

      The riddles were shown and explained, but a few points were left out on some (that there was this here, or that there – because the character didn’t know). I didn’t mind. It’s a great book! 🙂


  3. Michelle Isenhoff August 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    Huh, this one tickles my fancy. I think I’ll look it up. And look for book one. 🙂


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