Moxie And The Art Of Rule Breaking

Moxie And The Art Of Rule Breaking

Paperback - 2014
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"How could you say no to a book that's described as 'for fans of The Westing Game and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ' ?"--The Atlantic Wire

Moxie Fleece knows the rules and follows them--that is, until the day she opens her front door to a mysterious stranger. Suddenly Moxie is involved in Boston's biggest unsolved mystery: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist. Moxie has two weeks to find the art, otherwise she and the people she loves will be in big-time danger.

Her tools? Her best friend, Ollie, a geocaching addict who loves to find stuff; her Alzheimer's suffering grandfather, Grumps, who knows lots more than he lets on; and a geometry proof that she sets up to sort out the clues.

It's a race against the clock through downtown Boston as Moxie and Ollie break every rule she's ever lived by to find the art and save her family.

Publisher: New York : Puffin, 2014
ISBN: 9780142426142
0142426148

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saraelayyat
Sep 18, 2016

A very touching story blending in with action and mystery.

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randylynne
Nov 25, 2013

Moxie had planned the best summer ever with her friend, Ollie, but life often gets in the way of plans. When a strange, threatening redhead comes to the door, Moxie decides saving her family from her grandfather's gangster connections is more important. She has 14 days to solve the mystery of what Sully Cupcakes is looking for and find it for him. Still, Moxie and Ollie explore Boston as they work to piece together the mystery.

This is a quick read and a fun adventure for tweens and young teens. There's a little bit of history in the mystery, with real facts on the Gardner Museum art theft. Also, Ollie's obsession with geocaching and other unusual interests the friends share add a lot to the story.

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Sep 18, 2016

saraelayyat thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Sep 18, 2016

Moxie's Alzheimer's suffering grandfather used to be a carpenter and hid people's stolen things for them. But as it turns out, her grandfather hid one of the most expensive paintings in history. And the most dangerous criminal is after her to get the paintings. Her deadline is 4th of July to get the paintings. her only question is, will she, her family and her best friend survive?

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