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The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Middle schoolers uncover conspiracy in fun adventure.

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If it weren't for those meddling kids there would be no adventure, and this clever mystery showcases a diverse team of young sleuths eager to be heroes. Adapted by Sheela Chari from a popular podcast, The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel expands the tried and true team-of-teen-detectives theme to follow steadfast Mars as he engages in a battle of wits with a mysterious billionaire on behalf of his missing friends. The plot is exciting, the dialogue snappy, and if the story doesn't always seem believable, it moves fast enough so that readers won't quibble. The adventure is clearly just beginning, and the tangle of loose ends ensures that Mars and the gang will be back sometime soon.

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