The Marvelous | Sticky Note Reviews

When I was working in the middle school, we had this school-wide reading initiative called Book of the Month, designed to provide commonplace texts for students in the building, regardless of grade level. When a student successfully completed a Book of the Month challenge, I delivered, to their fourth hour class, a Golden Ticket.

Now, I’m known for doing ridiculous things, like this, this, and this, to entertain my students, so everyone knew when I showed up they’d get to hear me belt out some Charlie Bucket.

And I’ve had that “I’ve got a golden ticket” song stuck in my head all day. Keep reading to find out why.

Who will win a million dollars?

Everyone thinks they know Jewel Van Hagen. Heiress turned actress turned social media darling who created the massively popular video-sharing app, Golden Rule.

After mysteriously disappearing for a year, Jewel makes her dramatic return with an announcement: she has chosen a few lucky Golden Rule users to spend an unforgettable weekend at her private estate. But once they arrive, Jewel ingeniously flips the script: the guests are now players in an elaborate estate-wide game. And she’s tailored every challenge and obstacle to test whether they have what it takes to win—at any cost.

Publisher’s Summary

And the sticky note says…

I was expecting a bit of a ride when I picked up Claire Kann’s The Marvelous, but I didn’t expect to be transported into a retelling of a favorite childhood story. It’s Wonka down to Beauregard, except no one falls down any golden egg traps. If you’re a fan fo the invite-people-to-a-house-then-make-them-compete-for-your-fortune type story, this will be a fabulous ride for you, with a few twists along the way.

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