Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tween Tuesday Review: Playing with Fire

Max has worn out his welcome with yet another foster family. As the last straw, this face worker places him in the Merry Sunshine Orphanage.

As Max begins a new chapter in his life, he hears that his father might still be alive. He'll do anything to break out of the orphanage and find him. He also becomes aware of the strangeness of his new home. First there are places off limits. Then there are the unusual classes he's forced to attend. Third, the field trips are not at all normal.

After one failed attempt to escape, he's forced to realize that the place he wants desperately to leave might be the only place safe for him.
My Thoughts: I felt so bad for Max. He had a rough time in life so far. Before he knows it, he's found himself a friend. He's unused to friendship and it takes him time and many mistakes to get the hang of it. I like how the people in the house - both the adults and the students show him what it means to be part of a family - especially when he needs it most. A heartwarming tale with lots of action, danger, and spy tricks. I can't wait for book 2.

Cover Thoughts: Excellent.
Source: My Library.

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