Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking

Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking

A 14 Day Mystery

Book - 2013
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Instead of spending a carefree summer exploring downtown Boston with best friend Ollie, thirteen-year-old Moxie must solve a famous art heist in order to protect those she loves from her ailing grandfather's gangster past. Includes facts about the 1990 Gardner Museum art theft.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9780803738713
0803738714
Branch Call Number: TEEN
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 22 cm

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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

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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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