Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

A Contrived Tale

This book was a huge disappointment, particularly as I bought it new, in hard cover, and was initially expecting an unusual and intriguing tale. There's simply "no there there" -- the story is meandering and eventually proves pointless. The central mystery of the book -- why the young protagonist's parents disappeared -- is hurriedly and unsatisfactorily tied up at the end. It left me shaking my head and wondering why I bothered. My son, who is 7, lost interest midway. I finished to find out whether it was worth returning to at a later date. It isn't.

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