The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt, Iacopo Bruno

The Book of Lost Things

Mister Max #1

Cynthia Voigt, Iacopo Bruno

fiction Historical Middle Grade Mystery
adventurous lighthearted mysterious fast-paced

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Max Starling's theatrical father likes to say that at twelve a boy is independent. He also likes to boast (about his acting skills, his wife's acting skills, a fortune only his family knows is metaphorical), but more than anything he likes to have adventures. Max Starling's equally theatrical mother is not a boaster but she enjoys a good adventure as much as her husband. When these two disappear, what can sort-of-theatrical Max and his not-at-all theatrical grandmother do? They have to wait to find out something, anything, and to worry, and, in Max's case, to figure out how to earn a living at the same time as he maintains his independence. This is the first of three books, all featuring the mysterious Mister Max.

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mysterious 100%
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slow 100%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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