Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Egypt Game

The Egypt Game
Zilpha Keatly Snyder
***** 5 Stars

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 behind A-Z Antiques and Curio Shop, Melanie and April decide it's the perfect spot for the Egypt Game.
Before long, there are six Egyptians instead of two. After school and on weekends they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code.
Everyone thinks it's just a game, until strange things begin happening to the players. And they began to think the Egypt Game has gone too far.

This book is a mix of mystery, imaginary fantasy, and history. Usually, those topics don't go well together in a story, but this author made them work like it was the easiest pair to combine! This book was both educational and fun, and made me want to start my own game out in the yard, but no, that wears off after awhile when we learned about Egypt in school. Then since i learned about it every day, my brain couldn't cope anymore when I got home.
My favorite character was April Hall, she was such an interesting person in both style and character. She never cared what other people thought of her. I also loved this book because it took place in
San Francisco, CA, that is where I was born! So if you are up for some fake eyelashes, box monsters, and a bowling pin crowns, then read The Egypt Game.

If you would like to buy this book go to  The Egypt Game.com 



  1. HEY! I was wondering if you ever read "write before your eyes" by Lisa Williams Klien? look on my blog hellohershey.blogspot.com and you can read a little review! It's a great book and I was thinking that you may like to read it.

  2. I am doing this book for a book report. I think that this really Isn't for tweens, but adults. By the way, nice website!