Very good young adult novel.
From back cover: It looks like a dull summer at the beach for Barney--until he learns the chilling history of the house his family's renting. And the people next door are just as curious about it as he is. At first, Barney is falttered that Zena, Manny, and Joe want to spend so much time with him, and he's eager to join them in their favorite board game, Interstellar Pig, where rival aliens stop at nothing to destroy every other creature in the universe. Soon hi's addicted--but gradually he becomes suspicious. There's something truly weird about Zena, Manny, and Joe. They seem virtually obsessed with Barney's house. Are they thieves? Con artists? Or something even more sinister?
one of my favorite books. very mysterious and exciting and made me want to read more and more. I was very surprised at the end of the book and would reccomend this book to young and old...a great book for all ages.
It was a fairly fast-paced book that was an easy read. It is written about an overdone premise; a boy gets sucked in a game that is more than just the game it originally seems to be.
The only thing that sets this story apart is the ironic ending to it.
It was a quick, okay read, the premise was kind of interesting. The only outstanding thing was the irony of the ending. It doesn't make me want to go out and read more Sleator books though; and I am getting rid of it...definitely not a keeper.