Framed! (T.O.A.S.T. Mystery #1)Framed!
by James Ponti
Grades 4 & up

Florian Bates has moved a lot because of his parents’ jobs. In order to help him cope with constantly being the new kid in school, he developed TOAST. No, not the bread kind. TOAST stands for the Theory of All Small Things — the idea that by looking at many small details one can put together a more accurate picture of what is actually going on. When Florian moves to Washington DC, he makes a better friend than he has ever had. Margaret lives a few houses away and is immediately intrigued by TOAST. Together they turn it into a game, exploring the city and searching for clues. When the museum his mother works at is robbed, Florian’s attention to detail puts him center stage in the investigation. Even the FBI is impressed — so much so that they hire him as a covert asset. And that’s just the beginning! Car chases, kidnapping, and the Romanian mafia, as well as Margaret’s search for her birth parents, keep this book going nonstop! An exhilarating mystery, it will have readers on the look out for the Small Things and trying TOAST on their own. Highly recommended for grades 4 & up.

eARC provided by publisher

This entry was posted in Mystery. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *