Book Review: A glance behind the theatre curtain into the entertainer’ s lives.

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Mister Max  The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt

A glance behind the theatre curtain into the entertainer’ s lives.
This middle grade book is a charming story following 12 year old Max as he embarks on adulthood responsibilities.  Raised by theatre production parents, he is quite inventive at problem solving.  It is a delightful beginning of a series.  Creativity abounds through out the story and has at its core that 12 year olds can think for themselves when trouble ensues.
Entertaining for both boys and girls, this story has a bit of history as it is set in the late 1800’s. It has adventure and sleuthing, but above all it has the theme of forgiving those we love that hurt us unintentionally.   It is interesting how Max puts on character disguises, almost as a metaphor for how children of that age are trying out new traits to find themselves. Max does find himself, but the main problem hangs in the balance until the sequel.
Over all  a truly great fun read!
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