One minute they're there: laughing and having fun at the house next door. The next minute, the teens are gone. Like magic. Marin can't believe her eyes. Who are they? Can anyone else see them? What makes them so happy? Marin is lonely in this new town of hers and eager to figure out more. Then she meets Charley, who reveals that he knows about them, too.
He calls them the "Remarkables." Charley warns her to stay away from the Remarkables — and him. Charley and Marin both have painful secrets they're holding on to, but could solving the mystery of the Remarkables help them both?
In addition to building an intriguing world filled with mystery, Haddix also grounds the story with real issues that many children face, recognizing the uplifting power found in strong families of all shapes and sizes.
"As the mystery of the Remarkables deepens, Marin and Charley learn about the detrimental and far-reaching consequences of guilt and, slowly, with pain and joy, find a way to move forward. As ever, Haddix plots her satisfying mystery with careful touch points and reveals. But it is her smart exploration of the past’s legacy and sensitively painted family dynamics — from Marin’s exhausted but joyful parents to Charley’s difficult family story — that make this story remarkable." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Author||Margaret Peterson Haddix|
|Publication Date||Sep 24, 2019|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|