This young adult fiction story tries to play in the same arena as The DiVinci Code, with riddles, twists, and turns throughout the narrative. The problem is–and The DiVinci Code shares this problem–the characters seem to have the instant ability to solve each riddle with little difficulty. The characters also seem a bit forced. Myers tries to build a romance between the two main players, but their relationship is unnecessarily strained at the beginning and explodes into something unrealistic and premature. Kate Kae Myers’s prose gets the job done, but there is nothing special here. On the other hand, The Vanishing Game goes out of its way to remain free of objectionable content, a welcome relief in this current world where authors feel the need to write books aimed at teens that feature gratuitous sex and violence. This is a safe book for teens to read. It is, overall, a fun romp, but by no means a formidable piece of literature.