Several Months have passed since Jazz helped the Lobo’s Nod police force catch the serial killer known as the Impressionist. Every day since then, Jazz has . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up-The Hat-Dog killer is on the loose in . Game by Barry Lyga, the second book in the Jasper Dent series, dives right into a mystery. An added aspect to this book, alternating Jazz’ and. Game by Barry Lyga. In the exposition, Jazz and a few friends, along with the entire police task force from Lobo’s Nod and surround areas were.

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There are players, sides, and multiple boards. Game ended with three cruel cliffhangers when the author gave Jazz, Connie and Howie their own story thread towards the end of the book and then finished with tame of their fates teetering on the balance.

Why can’t some of the male side characters be murdered?

He never knows if he’s doing something because he’s inherently good, or if he simply wants people to believe he’s good. Naturally this fucked up Jazz and he worries that one day he’ll turn out like his dad. My book adrenaline was on high and I couldn’t sleep, tossing and turning and desperate for more. Yeah, lhga really is that good, that dark, and that thrilling. After sitting on the edge of my seat and knawing my nails away for the whole tame, I felt somewhat cheated by that lack of closure.

Of course she was: What a plot twist and a way to end this sequel! Now, let me melt on the floor after this fucking non ending. It was just so DUMB. I couldn’t accept that characterization and that led to me no longer believe in her character. Someone said, “I was like, she is, like, so bitchy and, like, without any reason, you know?

Haha Brary so love this series!

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He’s also exceptionally loyal and that makes him awesome in my book! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jazz is trying to prove that murder doesn’t run in his family and that his dad is the only criminal. In this second instalment the basic set up of the story did not change. Nov 21, Spider the Doof Warrior rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 08, joey thoughts and afterthoughts rated it really liked it.


Some very noteworthy stuff in here! And now, when a determined New York City detective com Billy grinned. July 19th Pages: He is, most important of all, a person who cares a lot.

I find it very hard to believe his parents would let him out their sight after what happened in book 1 because he almost died and his parents were the definition of overprotectiveness. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

I have batry add, but in the midst of all this intensity and craziness, you have to love the comic relief of Howie A notorious serial killer started sending her texts and told her to play with him… And does the thicko tell her parents? View all 53 comments. Trust me when I tell you that Billy Dent never had a moment’s doubt in his life about what he was and what he was doing. He’s so well developed and so is Connie.

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On top of that, I solved the “mystery” in book one before I’d even hit the halfway marker. Lgya am almost always annoyed by book two in a series, but this series doesn’t fall into that curse.

Serial Killer addiction on overdrive! Because even though Jazz’s position is unusual and certainly valuable to an investigation, the FBI aren’t going to put a minor at risk when they have teams of brry that have spent years studying the behaviour of criminals and psychopaths.

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Want to see more bookish things from me? It will make your heart pound, your pulse jump and have you looking lyha your shoulder a time or two just because. They’re just such well drawn out characters.

For some rea Spoilers I was tempted to rate this one star because the characters fucked me off that much but I decided to be generous because the writing and plot weren’t actually half badry. Since it’s written like adult crime fiction with a teenager suddenly in the middle, it’s a little harder to suspend disbelief that the authorities would rely so heavily on a year-old’s input to the point of taking him acr 3.


What a bad cop I would have been. She pyga over Jasper like any teenage girl would with her boyfriend, especially a boyfriend who is the ultimate bad boy.

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I’m warning you that we come across some gruesome scenes here, with descriptions of dismemberment, explanations of how to remove an eye grapefruit spoon – you’re welcome and even if I can’t say that I was really scared, you need to prepare yourself to see, to feel the tension growing and growing and growing I completely loved her!

Return to Book Page. On the other hand, people die in young adult books, many times it’s effective, and in the case of Game I really can’t believe Jasper and Connie would be in any danger when this book seems like it’s incapable of putting its leads’ lives in jeopardy.

Unless it’s an American thing? Not everybody agrees to his presence in New York and it looks like the Hat-Dog Killer wants to play with both him and his girlfriend Connie. But can someone read the book and tell me whether or not she survives because I’m a wuss?

This book is a labyrinth. I was so focused on it that when I reached the last page I couldn’t believe I had already finished it. Jazz stared at her father. XD I suspected her having something to do with all of this early on but it seems like she’s innocent. What I felt then?

She is an extremely kind person with a fierce personality.