Gil Goodson has had a very difficult year. Since his father was accused of embezzling money from his employer, the Gollywhopper toy corporation, no one has treated his family the same way. Even though his father was found not guilty, all of Gil’s friends believe that he did it and have forced Gil out of their social circles and off of his sports teams. But now, one year later, Gil has the chance to escape it all. Gollywhopper is hosting a huge scholarship competition called the Gollywhopper Games. If Gil wins the games, his family could afford to move to a new city and leave The Incident behind them. Much to the dismay of the Gollywhopper CEO, Gil is determined to solve every puzzle they throw at him. But personality differences among his teammates make the task much more difficult than he had previously anticipated.
If you like brainteasers, solving puzzles, and unraveling mysteries, this is a very fun book! It is aimed at an upper-elementary school audience.