Lori wants to be a detective, but so far the most exciting mystery she has solved is the disappearance of her nan's specs down the side of the sofa. But when new girl Max goes missing and the police don’t want to investigate, Lori finds she has a real crime on her hands.
A fast-paced adventure, told alternately by the two girls, Lori & Max is funny, sad and exciting and tackles relatable themes – unexpected friendships and not fitting in - as well as some serious social issues.
Catherine O’Flynn lives just down the road in Moseley and her first novel What Was Lost won the Costa First Novel prize. Lori & Max is her first children’s book.
Recommended 9 to 12 year olds
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