Case Closed #2
Stolen from the Studio
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Lauren Magaziner’s hilarious and high-stakes middle grade series gets a touch of Hollywood glamor! Pick-your-own-path and puzzle-packed mystery collide in this star-studded sequel in which the reader must help Carlos and his friends solve the disappearance of a famous teen actress.
In this wildly entertaining and interactive adventure, YOU pick which suspects to interview, which questions to ask, and which clues to follow. You pick the path—you crack the case!
Carlos Serrano needs your help—again! His mother has received an urgent assignment to find the missing star of a wildly popular TV show, but she won’t let Carlos investigate!
With his genius friend, Eliza, and her little brother, Frank, along for the case, Carlos is excited to examine the studio for clues and interrogate suspects on the set of Teen Witch, but he has to keep his detective work hidden from his mother's laser-sharp gaze. And just like before, he can’t do it without you!
Can you help Carlos and his friends solve the puzzles and stay out of trouble long enough to save Layla Jay? Or will it be case closed?
Praise For Case Closed #2: Stolen from the Studio…
— School Library Journal
"The characters are real kids dealing with real worries. Carlos is so concerned about money that he takes on the near-impossible task of solving a case for his mother, but it’s this concern that makes him endearing. The various options mean the story takes on a new flavor with every reading. The puzzles are based in learning, so readers work to solve each clue before moving on to the next. Magaziner blends the fun of interactive stories with a suspenseful mystery and delightful characters."
PRAISE FOR LAUREN MAGAZINER: “Humorous and engaging.”
— ALA Booklist
★ “...readers will banish themselves from the ordinary world to finish this book in a flash.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“ …Lauren Magaziner fashions a rich and compelling alternative reality.”
— Chicago Tribune
“The kids’ slowly forming friendship has real grace and authenticity...Eva Ibbotson fans will appreciate the quirky humor.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“ …hilarious, light-hearted debut would be a great read-aloud for middle grade classrooms.”
— Library Media Connection
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062676306, 480pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
About the Author
Lauren Magaziner is the author of Case Closed: Mystery in the Mansion, Wizardmatch, Pilfer Academy, and The Only Thing Worse Than Witches. She is originally from New Hope, Pennsylvania, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she writes full-time. Lauren is also a secret undercover international detective—but don’t blow her cover. You can visit Lauren at www.laurenmagaziner.com.