In the book Mr. Max: The Book of Lost Things Cynthia Voigt does a wonderful job making a fantastically like-able character in Mr. Max. Mr. Max (aka Max Starling) is a twelve year old boy just trying to fit in to his family of overly dramatic actor parents. When a curious situation arises with his parents he is forced to find himself and what he is good at. As the job of problem solver falls into his lap he quickly discovers that it is something that he is good at and thoroughly enjoys. Through his problem solving he meets many friends that also play a role in his solutions and quickly begins to make a name for himself.
This book was terrifically and wonderfully written! I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys mysteries. As it is a children’s book I would highly recommend it for upper elementary and junior high students but also think that any teacher, librarian, or general lover of children’s books would find that this book makes them smile. I wanted to keep reading this book and look forward to any sequels that come about: I want to know more about Mr. Max.
This title will be coming out on September 10, 2013.
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