How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

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HarperCollins, May 6, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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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.

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I found the writing style interesting and fun. - Goodreads
So, I was rather bored with the plot. - Goodreads
I could predict the ending either. - Goodreads
Nickerson is a lovely writer. - Goodreads
This book is unpridictable and has a great plot. - Goodreads

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My 9 year old daughter was going to read this book in class and I was concerned because the main character is a little girl whose father had drowned and whose mother was having difficulty coping with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Juarez - Goodreads

One day Margaret's father mysteriously died in a drowning in a drowning incident and four years later her mother still never talks about it. Margaret's mother doesn't really talk much actually. Then ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Sara Nickerson lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Matthew, and their son, Simon. This is her first novel.

Sally Wern Comport is the illustrator of many books for children, including "Brave Margaret" by Robert D. San Souci. She resides in Annapolis, Maryland.

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