Playing with Fire by Bruce Hale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Great read for those who love the Mysterious Benedict Society books - an orphan, shunted from foster home to foster home, finds himself in a school that is a little unusual. Unusual how? The classes don't seem to be about maths and history but about lock picking and marital arts. Field trips are to warehouses with a goal to get in, steal something and get out. And then there are coded messages saying that Max's father is, in fact, alive...
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