Bound To Stay Bound

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 Connect the dots
 Author: Calabrese, Keith

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 256 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 180972 ISBN: 9781338354034
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Mystery fiction
 Secrets -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Genius -- Fiction

Price: $5.73

Oliver Beane and Frankie Figge are starting middle school in their suburban town of Lake Grove Glen, but from the beginning things seem a little weird, starting with the mysterious girl Matilda Sandoval who seems to know a lot about the boys, and continuing with a series of apparently random events that may not be random at all; somehow it all leads back to Preston Oglethorpe, a former student who won the Nobel prize in Physics for his work in applied chaos and then mysteriously disappeared.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 508789

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2020 Gr 3–7—When improbabilities abound, super smart sixth graders Oliver Beane and his best friend, math whiz Frankie Figge, decide to delve deeper. Their lives get more complicated when new girl Matilda Sandoval arrives, announcing that her passions are modern surveillance techniques and computer encryption. With an insightful eye, Matilda informs Oliver that he is being followed and that someone is spying on him and his mom. Soon Oliver realizes that everyone he cares about is in danger. Who can he turn to? Calabrese is a gifted storyteller, adept at character building and dialogue in this tech-centric mystery. VERDICT Readers will enjoy this tale of adventure and friendship.—Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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