The Potato Chip Puzzles

Written by Eric Berlin

Reviewed by Kalen G. (age 9)

Six puzzles. Fifty thousand dollar prize. When Winston Breen picks up the challenge, he, Jake, and Mal must solve the puzzles Dmitri Simon, a multi-million air, potato chip maker scatters puzzles at six different local locations. But as the trio, accompanied by their math teacher Mr. Garvey, leave the potato chip factory they get a flat tire. After more mayhem, such as a ferris wheels start up key getting stolen, they suddenly get a thought. Somebody’s cheating. Come along on this mystery full of laughter, brain teasers, adventure, and suspense.

I loved this book because of the excitement Berlin produces through eleven year old Winston, an amazing puzzle solver and loyal friend. I liked the way the story unfolds, unleashing all the appropriate elements to the heart pounding story Eric attempts. Though I have not read The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, I am sure he crafted a good sequel, because I, certainly loved this book. It is one of the best books I ever read and I would give The Potato Chip Puzzles 5 golden stars.

I was really surprised at the end when Winston uncovers who is really cheating. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves puzzles, ages 6-20, but anybody that read The Potato Chip Puzzles would love it.

Kalen G. is a student in Mrs. Meziere's K-4th Grade Book Club
2010-2011