The Book of Secrets (Mister Max #2) by Cynthia Voigt was an entertaining read. The interweaving of the various plots is interesting. I’m surprised that I don’t mind the verbose descriptions, as I seem to have gotten used to it.
Like so many others who have reviewed this book, I do agree that the protagonist should have been older. It’s difficult to imagine that someone mistakes him for an adult, and particularly his assistant, who is younger than he is. I also agree with those who have said the books need to be read in order. The reader will get so much more out of them that way.
Otherwise, I enjoy the use of various disguises and particularly how Max uses his head to figure out the solutions to the problems that come his way.
Definitely, a series that I can recommend.