This is Big Game. Stuart Gibbs's newest book in the award winning FunJungle Series. Hello Everybody, today will be the almighty prediction of Big Game! Huge thanks to Stuart Gibbs for writing the thing, and everybody a Simon and Schuster, who'll release the book in October 13, 2015. Here we go.
*Bang* A gunshot is heard dangerously close to FunJungle. Teddy, with his dad, is tagging along on the routing morning elephant walk (like dogs, elephants need exercise too, but there's no room in the pens, so in the wee hours of the morning, the keepers let them roam around the park) hears the gunshot, and assumes that it is just from a nearby shooting range. But his dad suspects something far more darker. "Son, I don't think that was from a shooting range. I think someone just tried to kill Rhonda" Rhonda, the latest piece to the FunJungle collection, is a white rhino, one of the few left on Earth, gone extinct due to hunters killing them for their horns. Teddy assumes it is attempted murder and starts to do what he does best: investigating cases. At school, he is dazed by Summer McCracken, the beautiful daughter of J.J. and the new popular girl at school. He relays the message to her but instead of spending time together, she is wandering in her own world, exploring the 'real world' and harboring a fake crush on Dashiel Alexander, the school star wide receiver. Violet Grace, the head cheerleader, is trying to make friends with Summer, while Xavier and Teddy are still trying to survive math class. At FunJungle, Teddy begins his plan, by first going to the scene of the crime. When he gets there, he sees that Summer is there, having the same idea. They find nothing while Summer explains that she's just pretending to like Dashiel for who knows why (this part is so far-fetched, but I think it'd be cool if there was some crazy love-sappy story. Just saying.) No information, but Teddy keeps snooping. The next day, school is school, with all the crushes and stuff, Teddy is invited to eat with the royals, but isn't really, because everybody shuns him for Summer. Back at FunJungle, Teddy has to do some investigating solo, because Summer has gone out with some of her new friends (such as Violet or Ethan Sokol star Quarterback)He finds some sort of incriminating evidence- maybe a bullet or something, who knows what. When he gets home, his parents are talking about a separated problem: there's a robber stealing items from the stores. And Large Marge the security guard, thinks it's Teddy. The next day he gets sent to talk to Tracy, and they put him on probation from roaming the park. But of course he does anyway, to pursue the Rhino Murder attempt. The robber strikes again that afternoon and Marge puts him on home arrest (or basically grounds him) and he can't do diddly. Summer is out with friends. Finally, he has his ah-ha moment (the part where he's so confused but at the last second he's like 'everything makes sense') and realizes who tried to kill Rhonda Rhino. Also, like in Poached, in earlier days, pursuing the Rhonda Rhino ordeal, he finds another suspicious suspect, and later figures he's stealing stuff for who knows why. The attempted murder was from one of the FunJungle employees (I'm assuming a new employee) and he's arrested (or it could be from Ogilvy and his pals, still hoping FunJungle goes out of business). In the end, you have some sort of scene where Summer gets jealous of Violet, kind like in poached, where it's the perfect mood for romance.
My thoughts: This book is going to be amazing, like always. After reading Poached, I feel like Teddy's true fate is to go out with Violet. Something about her being more open to Teddy, while Summer appears to maybe be caught up with Dashiell and Ethan. While Summer does say she misses Teddy, I think in Big Game she'll have a change of heart and like someone else. Violet is friendly, reliable, and open to Teddy (even though Teddy doesn't technically like her) while Summer is more distant (but friendly), a mentor yet she's never there to help(although she is?) and down right pretty (Teddy also likes her). I bet they would make a cute/awesome couple, and after reading Belly Up, it appears that way, but after reading Poached, it just seems like they weren't meant to be. I left a lot of things so deeply vague, mostly because Stuart hasn't released anything on his Social Media or his blog (i'll make an updated review when he does) This is just what I think would be cool if it would happen based on the given info. he's given the public. (Also, for those wondering, I live in CST, meaning it's 11:46 when I put out this post. So I'm not late. Booyah)