Jigsaw Jungle, by Kristin Levine

Jigsaw Jungle
Written by Kristin Levine

Jigsaw Jungle is about a missing father and his daughter’s search for the truth. It is told from the viewpoint of the daughter, 12-year-old Claudia. She pieces together this “scrapbook” of a story through a collection of notes to the reader, texts, emails, video transcripts, phone logs, Google directions, receipts, and other items. The pieces come together to document and help Claudia to come to grips with the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her father. When Claudia’s mother must attend a work conference in Switzerland, Claudia decides to stay with her grandfather, Papa, who is still grieving the recent death of her grandmother. As Papa and Claudia forge a closer relationship, she also meets a budding filmmaker, who helps her decipher the intricate clues that her father (a lover of brainteasers) left behind. The story moves quickly and leads up to a moving revelation. This mystery is a portrait of a family coming to terms with truth and identity.

Review by Robin Hassard, Howard R. Driggs Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: 5-8

Jigsaw Jungle
Written by Kristin Levine
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
357 pages
Release Date: 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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