Big Game – Reviewed by Jack

big gameSynopsis from Goodreads:
When someone takes aim at Rhonda Rhino, FunJungle’s pregnant (and endangered) Asian greater one-horned rhinoceros, the zoo steps up security measures in order to protect this rare animal and her baby.

But the extra security isn’t enough;someone is still getting too close for comfort. Teddy and company start to suspect that whoever is after Rhonda is really after her horn, which is worth a lot of money on the black market.

For the first time ever, the head of the zoo enlists Teddy for help; for once, he doesn’t have to sneak around in order to investigate, and the results are even more wacky, and even more dangerous, than ever before.

Big Game
by Stuart Gibbs is a slam dunk! This book shows perseverance from several characters. This character trait could be perceived as good or bad. For the main character, Teddy, it was beneficial because he has strong crime solving capabilities. Meanwhile Margaret, Teddy’s arch enemy, has a bad case of perseverance because she allowed her judgement to be clouded by thinking the main character was stealing junk food.

While the book was enjoyable, it was too easy to predict. That being said, Big Game did have a lot of humour. Who doesn’t find a monkey sneaking out of his cage to steal junk food funny? The monkey who was doing it had more smarts than some of the humans! While Big Game was amazing, it wasn’t as good as Stuart Gibbs’s first book, called Belly Up.

I would recommend this book to people who are 9-12 years old rather than teens. Teens will think this book is too young for them. That being said, the writer of this review loved Big Game even though it was too young for him. He read Belly Up when he was 10 years old and fell in love with it’s wittiness. He read Big Game when he was 13 and is a huge Stuart Gibbs fan.