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The Gauntlet

Written by Karuna Riazi
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What's The Gauntlet About

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When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand, a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik’s cube, they know it is up to them to defeat the game’s diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed.

What Kind of Book is The Gauntlet

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Violence: This Jumanji-like story has some suspense and villains (such as a ghoul and the game keeper who has a long gash along his throat with a thin line of blood dripping down) in the story that might be a tad scary for sensitive readers. In one scene, they find bones and skeletons in the ground.
Language: There are four uses of profanity (taking God's name in vain) in this book.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Ask your child how the friends used teamwork to beat the game and save Farah’s brother.

  • Ask your child about the coolest challenge the team faced.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Who Wrote The Gauntlet

Karuna Riazi

Karuna Riazi is a born and raised New Yorker, with a loving, large extended family and the rather trying experience of being the eldest sibling in her particular clan. Besides pursuing a BA in English literature from Hofstra University, she is an online diversity advocate, blogger, and publishing intern. Karuna is fond of tea, baking new delectable treats for friends and family to relish, Korean dramas, and writing about tough girls forging their own paths toward their destinies. She is the author of <i>The Gauntlet</i> and <i>The Battle</i>.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
March 28, 2017
Text Details:
The text for this book is set in Berling.
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