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Author: Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Eleven-year-old Marin and her neighbor Charley hope that by preventing a disaster that occurred twenty years ago, they can save Charley's dad from a future of guilt and self-destructive behavior.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.30
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 504523
Kirkus Reviews (06/01/19)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2019 Eleven-year-old Marin is exploring her new neighborhood when she witnesses something miraculous: several teenagers arrive at the house next door only to vanish in an instant—“like magic.” Her neighbor Charley is the only other person aware of these extraordinary, elusive beings. He calls them the Remarkables, for their apparent ability to travel through time, if that’s what it is. As Marin acclimates to her new hometown, Charley’s obsession with the Remarkables reveals a secret shame he can’t overcome alone. It’s up to Marin to help him solve the magical mystery, even as she faces her own unfinished business with the friends she left behind. With just a splash of the supernatural, this latest from Haddix (Children of Exile, 2016) is well-grounded in reality, delivering a stand-alone adventure about friendship, family, and learning how to reckon with past mistakes while building toward a better future. Despite a bland cast of characters, this well-paced blend of mystery and fantasy will have young fans flipping pages all the way to the epilogue in search of answers.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Haddix's series are as popular as ever, but this stand-alone will intrigue her new generation of fans. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.