Cynthia Voigt is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, racism and child abuse.
I have to get this of my chest. This book has an open end and I HATED IT, the open end that is. I read a lot of books by Cynthia Voigt when I was younger and seeing this book pop up I was wondering if it would still be the same magic and it is. I enjoyed reading this book so much. The boyish adventure, the imagination, the simple solutions to world problems. Well at least in Max his world.
Max is an adventurous boy who had a very interesting youth for sure. In the way he makes decisions and the things he does it is clear he did not have your average parents guiding him. It is really funny to read about a boy of twelve just doing thing as Max does. I only see them sitting with phones and lap tops in my mind and wish there are still boys out there with such vivid imagination.
The story line itself is a bit weird. In Max his situation I guess I would have done other things and Grandma is not always making adult decisions either. Still it does make all the adventures fun and unexpected. I will definitely be on the look out for the following books in the series.
The Book of Lost Things
Author: Cynthia Voigt
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Series: Mister Max #1