Remember Me
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Voigt's writing, so well-crafted, disappears and invites readers to watch events unfold, as if on a most extraordinary stage. Drama envelops Max, the main character, from the outset. How can he possibly handle grown-up responsibility while trying to untangle the baffling disappearance of his eccentric, though beloved parents? One courageous step after another leads Max to unlikely discoveries -- misplaced blame, hidden truth, unjust expectation. But mostly, Max discovers his gift, challenging readers to walk in his shoes and do the same. An outstanding first in a series of three.
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When Max's parents leave the country without him, he must rely on his wits to get by, and before long he is running his own--rather unusual--business.

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!

Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they intend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? 

Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons.

Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems—he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer.  

Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .
 
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