First sentence: “Most people play casual games of Scrabble in their living rooms, squabbling good-naturedly for points over sets their parents bought them in the hopes that it would be “educational.””
Scrabble can be a cut-throat game—especially when you have competitors who are all vying to reign supreme in the Scrabble tournament. They can’t walk away from something that’s important to them, and for Najwa, she can’t—not when there’s a lot of stakes involved.
After being away from that world for a year because of Najwa’s best friend Trina Low’s sudden death, Najwa is ready to come back and honor her best friend by winning the tournament. However, things are thrown into a loop when she starts receiving cryptic messages alluding that Trina’s death may have been on purpose and has to figure out what exactly happened to Trina during her last day by confronting friends and foes.