cover image Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Emily Rodda. Greenwillow Books, $12.95 (184pp) ISBN 978-0-688-10516-7

Patrick's skill at a computer game earns him a place on Finders Keepers , a positively dizzy and dizzying game show transmitted from a parallel dimension, in which Finders from our dimension win valuable prizes by hunting for objects that have accidentally fallen through a barrier from the parallel universe into ours. As Patrick struggles to win the computer he desperately wants, he is forced to learn a hard truth about valuing things over people. In addition to teaching this poignant lesson, Rodda serves up at least one scream ingly funny riotous situation per chapter and keeps her adventure moving at lightning speed--making for an uncommonly satisfying read. Young's line drawings deftly keep pace with the story's changing moods. Ages 10-up. (Oct.)