By Blue Balliett
Published by Scholastic, 2004
272 pages (paperback)
When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must draw on their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI? (from barnesandnoble.com)
Yes, [I would recommend it to a middle schooler] because it is a pretty long book, a mystery and just awesome. The mystery and suspense in this book was good because it was very exciting and suspenseful. [I would change] nothing because it is very great! –Colin T.