I reread this because I had only really remembered that I loved it. (This lack of memory has nothing to do with the book. I can't remember anything.) Anyway, it was such a thrill. I'd be hard-pressed to find a better book to recommend to anyone 9-12. Let's make that 9 to infinity. This book is about two girls full of curiosity and imagination, who start the Egypt Game, the coolest game ever played by anyone. It taught me how much fun knowing stuff is, and the amazing potential inherent in a vacant lot. I love vacant lots to this day.