How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found (Paperback)
HarperCollins, 9780064410274, 288pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2003
Margaret's father died in a mysterious drowning accident when she was eight years old. Four years later, her mother still won't talk about it -- in fact, she doesn't talk about much of anything. But when Margaret's mother takes her and her little sister, Sophie, to a strange abandoned mansion and puts a FOR SALE BY OWNER sign in the front yard, Margaret is determined to solve the puzzle of her family, once and for all.
Armed with three strange clues -- a swimming medal, a key, and a handwritten comic book -- Margaret returns to the mansion alone. With the help of Boyd, the lonely, comic-book-obsessed boy next door, she discovers that truth can be stranger than fiction -- depending on who's telling the story.
Praise For How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found…
“The story’s graphic-novel sensibility…will intrigue fans of that genre, and readers…will relish this compelling and offbeat adventure.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Spookily surreal…. Engrossing, thematically rich, and atmospheric.”