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Kids Fiction 1888
Hidden Treasure
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Julie M. Prince

When troublemaker Martin Anderson is sent off to Edgeview Alternative School, he's a little nervous about what he might be facing. Rightfully so, considering the school bully finds him before he even learns where the cafeteria is.

His roommate is nice, but as a fire bug, Torchie just might burn Martin out of his own room. As for new friends, Martin isn't quite sure what to make of Cheater, Flinch, Trash, or Lucky. If Martin's parents saw the kinds of things these guys did, they'd welcome him home with open arms.

When Martin puts two-and-two together, he figures out that Edgeview may not just be a school for misfits...it may be the last stop for kids who have undiscovered hidden talents. Talents that Martin may be able to help his friends learn to control, if only they believe him.

This is a fun book, full of mysteries readers will enjoy uncovering along with Martin and the gang. Each of the six characters has a unique voice and talent, although the story itself belongs to Martin.

He's been so misjudged for so long that as the pieces fall into place, the big picture is incredibly satisfying.

Lubar's humor never fails to entertain as he uses a variety of techniques to tell the story of Martin and Edgeview Alternative School.

Off to turn another page....
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