Spray

Posted November 20, 2010 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

SpraySpray by Harry Edge
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery / Suspence, Young Adult
Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 9, 2010
Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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A group of teens sign up for an assassination game on the streets of a big city. Their weapons: pressurized water guns. It’s meant to be a game, a sport. But for some, it’s more than harmless fun. To win, they’ll use  any  means necessary.
Two hundred players. Three weeks of tense cat-and-mouse action. Every stalker is being stalked and only one player will be left standing. No one will be the same. Through multiple points of view, Harry Edge puts readers right in the middle of the action—watch your back!

Literary's Views

The beginning of Spray had me hooked. The idea of people in a city playing the ultimate game of cat and mouse with spray guns seem intense, exciting, and fun, it is. From the start of the book jumps right into the story.We are introduced to all types of characters through out the city, getting glimpses of their lives and reasoning for entering the game. Edge leads us on a wild ride as these players find interesting and strategic ways to catch their targets without being caught themselves that had me flipping through the pages at top speed. In the beginning though the characters are a bit impersonal since there are so many to get through and you don’t know who’s going to be a main player. But soon you can feel the tension start to build up as players are eliminated and we get deep into the minds of certain players and the game becomes more challenging and intense.

Though there is a lot going on within the story I feel Spray had a good balance that kept me interested and invested with some the characters.  I couldn’t help but get attached and by the middle of the game I was silently rooting for my favorite character to win. There was no foreshadowing or clues as to who was going to win, it was any persons game and I liked that, had me guessing all the way to the end. Edge did a great job creating a complicated web where the characters connected and intersected with each other that created a really dynamic piece. If your looking for a story filled with action, suspense, romance and water guns then pick up Spray by Harry Edge and enjoy the ride.

3 Stars

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