Florian and Margaret work on “special projects” for the FBI. They’re still in middle school, though, so they also have to do things like take algebra tests and survive lunch in a Hunger Games sort of cafeteria. But they exist on two levels – being themselves completely with each other while living in disguise with the people they’re investigating. Stuff happens to Florian; he’s just not cool, although he’s super smart. Florian is one of those kids who will wait it out through middle school and high school, and then set his awesomeness free without a glance back later on. Margaret is a little more able to deflect the slights of the queen bee and school bully in the moment.
It’s a fun read and a fast read. There are little side plots bubbling along throughout the book, and they come together well in the end. Kids who enjoy puzzles and mysteries will like this one, especially if they liked Framed! – the first in the series.
Vanished! – James Ponti