The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch
Author: Donna Tartt
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0316055441
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Back Bay Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch
Author: Donna Tartt
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780316248679
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Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review). Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love -- and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

The Little Friend

The Little Friend
Author: Donna Tartt
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780307873484
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Release: 2011-10-19
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second novel by Donna Tartt, bestselling author of The Goldfinch (winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize), The Little Friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and “a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens” (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent.

The Abominable

The Abominable
Author: Dan Simmons
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780316198851
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Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

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A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror. It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

The Secret History

The Secret History
Author: Donna Tartt
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307765697
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Release: 2011-10-19
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains
Author: M. L. Rio
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250095305
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest "Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare...Readable, smart.” —New York Times Book Review On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it. A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent. If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle's Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, "A well-written and gripping ode to the stage...A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth."

Theft

Theft
Author: Peter Carey
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307368638
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Release: 2010-06-18
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ferocious and funny, penetrating and exuberant, Theft is two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey’s master class on the things people will do for art, for love . . . and for money. “I don’t know if my story is grand enough to be a tragedy, although a lot of shitty stuff did happen. It is certainly a love story but that did not begin until midway through the shitty stuff, by which time I had not only lost my eight-year-old son, but also my house and studio in Sydney where I had once been famous as a painter could expect in his own backyard. . .” So begins Peter Carey’s highly charged and lewdly funny new novel. Told by the twin voices of the artist, Butcher Bones, and his “damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother” Hugh, it recounts their adventures and troubles after Butcher’s plummeting prices and spiralling drink problem force them to retreat to New South Wales. Here the formerly famous artist is reduced to being a caretaker for his biggest collector, as well as nurse to his erratic brother. Then the mysterious Marlene turns up in Manolo Blahniks one stormy night. Claiming that the brothers’ friend and neighbour owns an original Jacques Liebovitz, she soon sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making or ruin of them all. Displaying Carey’s extraordinary flare for language, Theft is a love poem of a very different kind. Ranging from the rural wilds of Australia to Manhattan via Tokyo – and exploring themes of art, fraud, responsibility and redemption – this great novel will make you laugh out loud.

Less

Less
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Pages: 261
ISBN: 0349143595
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Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Abacus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 'You will sob little tears of joy' Nell Zink 'I recommend it with my whole heart' Ann Patchett 'I adore this book' Armistead Maupin 'Charming, languid and incredibly funny, I absolutely adored Arthur' Jenny Colgan 'Marvellously, endearingly, unexpectedly funny' Gary Shteyngart 'Bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful' New York Times Book Review 'A fast and rocketing read . . . a wonderful, wonderful book!' Karen Joy Fowler 'Hilarious, and wise, and abundantly funny' Adam Haslett WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR PROBLEMS? Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years who is engaged to someone else. Arthur can't say yes - it would be too awkward; he can't say no - it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.

City of Omens

City of Omens
Author: Dan Werb
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781635573008
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For decades, American hungers sustained Tijuana. In this scientific detective story, a public health expert reveals what happens when a border city's lifeline is brutally severed. Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past ten years, Mexico's third-largest city became one of the world's most dangerous. Tijuana's murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast. When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that they could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana's women. Not a virus, but some awful wrong buried in the city's social order, cutting down its most vulnerable inhabitants from multiple directions. Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward. “City of Omens is a compelling and disturbing tour of a border world that outsiders rarely see - and simultaneously, a clear guide to a field of public health that offers an essential framework for understanding how both ideas and diseases can spread.” -- MAIA SZALAVITZ, author of Unbroken Brain “Dan Werb combines his expertise as a trained epidemiologist with his keen discernment as an investigative journalist to depict what happens when poverty, human desperation, and unfathomable greed at the highest levels of a society mix with imperial ambition and a criminally ill-conceived policy towards drug use. It is a riveting and heartbreaking story, told with eloquence and compassion.” -- GABOR MATÉ, MD, bestselling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction “City of Omens is an urgent and needed account of a desperate problem. The perils that Mexico's women face haunt the conscience of a nation.” -- ALFREDO CORCHADO, author of Homelands and Midnight in Mexico

The Silent History

The Silent History
Author: Eli Horowitz,Matthew Derby,Kevin Moffett
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780374710941
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Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: FSG Originals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A generation of children forced to live without words. It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech; they don't learn to read, don't learn to write. As the number of cases grows to an epidemic level, theories spread. Maybe it's related to a popular antidepressant; maybe it's environmental. Or maybe these children have special skills all their own. The Silent History unfolds in a series of brief testimonials from parents, teachers, friends, doctors, cult leaders, profiteers, and impostors (everyone except, of course, the children themselves), documenting the growth of the so-called silent community into an elusive, enigmatic force in itself—alluring to some, threatening to others. Both a bold storytelling experiment and a propulsive reading experience, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett's The Silent History is at once thrilling, timely, and timeless.

Curious Toys

Curious Toys
Author: Elizabeth Hand
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316485890
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Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Mulholland Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intrepid young woman stalks a murderer through turn-of-the-century Chicago in "this rich, spooky, and atmospheric thriller that will appeal to fans of Henry Darger and Erik Larson alike" (Sarah McCarry). In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble. Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred. The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.

Summary the Goldfinch

Summary   the Goldfinch
Author: Alexander Cooper
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1535177071
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Release: 2016-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Goldfinch: An Incredible Summary About This Book Of Donna Tartt!The Goldfinch is a drama novel, which was written by American author Donna Tartt. Before we go to the actual introduction of the novel, let us say something about the author. Donna Tartt was born on december 23rd 1963 in Greenwood and became famus with her novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, but her actual success came out with her bestselling work The Goldfinch, which earned her Pulitzer's Prize for Fiction in 2014. Her previous works (The Little Friend and The Secret History) are translated in thirty languages. The Goldfinch is a story about a painting, with the same name and a young boy named Theodore Decker (nicknamed Theo). The story itself begins with rather erratic start; there is an explosion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, accidentally or not, the explosion happens in the same day and at the same time during Theo's visit. The explosion ends up badly for Theo's mother, who succumbs to wounds, but Theo survives the explosion unscated and even manages to steal the painting. After his successful escape from the Museum, Theo's life will turn to, what will seem very often as, unfortunate and dangerous paths. The novel is filled with twists and turns, which will prevent its reader from ever get bored and even though the novel seems a bit cumbersome, its content will justify its number of pages. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get:In The Goldfinch, you will get a detailed summary of the novelIn The Goldfinch , you will find some analysis to strengthen your knowledge about the bookIn The Goldfinch , you will get some fun multiple choice quizes, along with answers to help you learn about the novel.Click the Buy Now With One Click Button, and learn everything about The Goldfinch .

Mary Page Marlowe TCG Edition

Mary Page Marlowe  TCG Edition
Author: Tracy Letts
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781559368551
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Release: 2016-12-12
Editor: Theatre Communications Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best known for his portrayals of large-scale family drama, Tracy Letts’ new play narrows in focus, zooming in on the life of just one woman, though her story is no less complex. This intimate snapshot of a simple life provides an enlightening examination of a complicated human mind.

Walking in Ruins

Walking in Ruins
Author: Geoff Nicholson
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1905128207
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the questions Geoff Nicholson is frequently asked is whether he has a favourite walk? In 'The Lost Art of Walking' he answers 'no' but this isn't quite the case. Geoff doesn't have a favourite walk but he does have favoured walks and these almost always involve ruins. 'Walking with Ruins' describes some of these walks - which are mainly in Britain and the USA - and reflects on both what constitutes a ruin and on what makes them attractive.

Diaries

Diaries
Author: George Orwell,Peter Davison,Christopher Hitchens
Pages: 597
ISBN: 9780871404107
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Release: 2012-08-20
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects the diaries of George Orwell, chronicling the major events of his life, including the rise of totalitarianism and the death of his first wife, that influenced his writing.

Serious Noticing

Serious Noticing
Author: James Wood
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780374722043
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Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive collection of literary essays by The New Yorker’s award-winning longtime book critic Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely regarded as a leading literary critic of the English-speaking world. His essays on canonical writers (Gustav Flaubert, Herman Melville), recent legends (Don DeLillo, Marilynne Robinson) and significant contemporaries (Zadie Smith, Elena Ferrante) have established a standard for informed and incisive appreciation, composed in a distinctive literary style all their own. Together, Wood’s essays, and his bestselling How Fiction Works, share an abiding preoccupation with how fiction tells its own truths, and with the vocation of the writer in a world haunted by the absence of God. In Serious Noticing, Wood collects his best essays from two decades of his career, supplementing earlier work with autobiographical reflections from his book The Nearest Thing to Life and recent essays from The New Yorker on young writers of extraordinary promise. The result is an essential guide to literature in the new millennium.

The Goldfinch 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn t Know

The Goldfinch   101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn t Know
Author: G Whiz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781311157799
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Release: 2013-12-20
Editor: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Language: en

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Did you know when Donna Tartt was only a freshman at the University of Mississippi, her writing caught the attention of Willie Morris, not only an American writer himself, but also an editor at Harper's Magazine? Or did you know the image of a goldfinch's head and shoulder on the dustjacket of the novel come from the exact painting the book was inspired by? What are the amazingly true facts behind The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Sneak peek contents include facts about the book, the author, about its reception by the critics and public and the journey the book has taken since its publication! Get in the know and collect all tidbits of facts for a fun round of trivia with your friends and family! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • And, write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Book of Lost Names

The Book of Lost Names
Author: Kristin Harmel
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781982131906
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Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eva Traube Abrams, a semiretired librarian in Florida, is at the returns desk one morning when her eyes lock on to a photograph in a newspaper nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as the Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article describes the looting of libraries across Europe by the Nazis during World War II--an experience Eva remembers all too well. As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remmeber who they really are. The records they keep in the Book of Last Names will become even more vital when the Resistance cell they work with is betrayed and Rémy disappears. As the Germans close in, Eva records a last, vital message in the book. Decades later, does she have the strength to seek out its answer--and help reunite those lost during the war?

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Author: Kay Perry
Pages: 10
ISBN:
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Goldfinch Trivia King

The Goldfinch   Trivia King
Author: G Whiz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781498947497
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Release: 2014-04-25
Editor: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take the sample quiz below: Tartt has been published in various magazines but has only written ______ novels. How old was Tartt when she began a graduate course for short stories at the University of Mississippi? "The most interesting work yet from her generation" was quoted from who? Do you know the answers to the questions above? Are you a fan of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt? Would you like to have hours of entertainment and enjoyment about the book you love? If you've answered yes to any question above, get ready for a hip-new series that bring you FUN and EDUCATION at once! Gather around with family and friends and challenge one another with a series of questions ranging from easy to difficult levels! Spice things up by taking the Quiz Game Book simultaneously between players and see the winning results at the end! Submit your Quiz Game scores via Google Forms for a chance to be ranked on 'G whiz Spotlights' and hop on the Wall of Contributors! It's safe and fun for the whole family! "Acts as an incredible reading guide. Helps to know not only about the books but the authors as well." - Marilin A. “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) TFIOS G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Collect Stars redeemable for books with every correct answer! • Participate in priority events by joining "G Whiz Crew"! • Submit a review for G Whiz trilogy sets and hop on the Wall of Contributors! DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a quiz game book designed to enrich appreciation of the original title through entertainment and education. It is unofficial and unauthorized, and no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. All questions come with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.