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Covington Branch J CALAB K (Text) 33126020322107 JFiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781338354034
  • ISBN: 1338354035
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

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Twelve-year-olds Oliver Beane and Frankie Figge are starting middle school in their suburban town of Lake Grove Glen, but from the beginning things seem a little weird, starting with the mysterious girl Matilda Sandoval who seems to know a lot about the boys, and continuing with a series of apparently random events that may not be random at all; somehow it all leads back to Preston Oglethorpe, a former student genius at their school who won the Nobel prize in Physics for his work in applied chaos theory at twenty-eight, and then mysteriously disappeared--and if the boys (and Matilda) can just connect the dots maybe they can figure out who or what is manipulating their lives, and why.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Scholastic Inc.
Grades 4-6. Scholastic Inc.
Subject: Secrecy > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Gifted persons > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2020 May

    Gr 3–7—When improbabilities abound, super smart sixth graders Oliver Beane and his best friend, math whiz Frankie Figge, decide to delve deeper. Their lives get more complicated when new girl Matilda Sandoval arrives, announcing that her passions are modern surveillance techniques and computer encryption. With an insightful eye, Matilda informs Oliver that he is being followed and that someone is spying on him and his mom. Soon Oliver realizes that everyone he cares about is in danger. Who can he turn to? Calabrese is a gifted storyteller, adept at character building and dialogue in this tech-centric mystery. VERDICT Readers will enjoy this tale of adventure and friendship.—Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC

    Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

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