Google+ Reading Teen: Spray By: Harry Edge, Review By: Kit

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spray By: Harry Edge, Review By: Kit

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (November 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031261344X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312613440

Back of the Book:
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!

My Review:
 I picked up Spray at ALA having no idea what to expect because I'd never heard of it before.  When I finally read it I was sucked in.  The writing switches between seven different people, all competing in a city-wide competition of Spray.  There's Han, who is a "fifteen" year old girl who seems to be in the game for something more than winning.  Shell and Maiko who both go to college in the city.  Jenny, a gorgeous seventeen year old, who gets more than she ever expected  from playing.  Mac, a seventeen year old with a secret, who is completely consumed by the Game.  Zed, a student-nurse playing Spray with her boyfriend.  And there's Green, who's probably never been this active before in his life.  At the start of the three week game of Spray each player receives a laminated card with the name (or nickname), picture, place of residence (or, at least, where they are supposed to be residing), and occupation (or school) of their target.  The goal is simple, spray and don't get sprayed.  Oh, and there's a gamekeeper who can change the rules at anytime.  And 199 other people all want the victory just as much, if not more, than you do. Good Luck.

My Thoughts:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It was action with the perfect amount of surprises and just a touch of romance. The way it was written made me believe that a city could hold a three week, two hundred person water gun fight any day.  No big deal.  Shortly before reading this book, I was taught how to play a game called Assassins by some of my friends and they told me there was another way to play, using water guns.  In Spray they said that the game Spray came from a game called (what else?) Assassins!  Once I read that I knew, I couldn't stop until I finished this book.  I would also recommend Spray to guys, but, not being a guy myself you can't hold me to that.  Unfortunately (for you ;), Spay isn't out yet, but it will be out November 9, 2010!!


(Parents need to know: this book has minor cussing, some kissing, water gun violence ;) and a little more. To see more click here)


  1. Sounds great :) I can't wait to read it!

  2. Awesome! Tell me what you think when you do!!


  3. Great review, as usual. Mom better look out!! ;)


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