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Connect the Dots

by Calabrese, Keith (Author)

ISBN: 9781338354034

Liar & Spy meets The Parker Inheritance in this whimsically complex story about human connection and the power we all have to determine our own fate.

Is there anything more random than middle school? Sixth graders Oliver and Frankie don't think so. Their first few weeks have been full of weirdness -- lunchtime thievery, free beef jerky, and Matilda, the mysterious new girl who knows everything about them, but has a lot to learn about making friends.

But what if none of it is random at all? What if a reclusive genius is keeping an eye on them and making sure the tiny pieces of his puzzle fall into place, one by one, until strange, seemingly unconnected incidents snowball totally out of control? Imagine the odds! First a cardamom shortage takes down the school bully. Then a giant dog leads to some extracurricular spying. Soon Oliver is being followed and Matilda is hacking the FBI. And by the time they discover a gang of angry clowns and the world's largest game of Mousetrap, an insanely brilliant plan has been set in motion that will change their lives forever.

Connect the Dots is an intricately plotted story about the power of human connection and a chain of coincidences so serendipitous they must be destiny at work. Thomas Nelson Safe & Sound Winter 2020

Month*: 7

Age Range: From 8 to 12

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press, May 2020

Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 0 H

* Subject to availability