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A 12-year-old girl from the housing projects discovers her brother was more than he seemed â€¦ And so is she. A gripping, fun, heartfelt new fantasy for an upper middle-grade audience. Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood City low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to twoÂ different Ivy League schools.Â When he mysteriously goes missing, his little sister, 12-year-old Amari Peters, canâ€™t understand why itâ€™sÂ not a bigger deal. Why isnâ€™t his story all over the news? And why do the police automatically assume he was into something illegal? Then Amari discovers a ticking briefcase in her brotherâ€™s closet. A briefcase meant for her eyes only. There was far more to Quinton,Â it seems, than she ever knew. Heâ€™s left her a nomination for a summer tryout at the secretive Bureau of Supernatural Affairs. AmariÂ is certain the answer to finding out what happened to him lies somewhere inside â€“ if only she can get her head around the idea ofÂ mermaids, dwarfs, aliens and magicians all being real things, something she has to instantly confront when she is given a weredragon as a roommate. Amari must compete against kids whoâ€™ve known about the supernatural world their whole lives and are able to easily answerÂ questions likeÂ â€˜Which two Great Beasts reside in the Atlantic Ocean?â€™ andÂ â€˜How old is Merlin?â€™ Just getting around theÂ Bureau is a lesson for Amari, with signs likeÂ Department of Hidden Places this way, or is it?Â If all that wasnâ€™t enough, every Bureau trainee has a talent that is enhanced to supernatural levels to help them do their jobs â€“ but Amariâ€™s talent, when itâ€™s revealed, is illegal. As if she needed something else to make her stand out. WithÂ an evil magician threatening the whole supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she is an enemy, AmariÂ has never felt more alone. But if she doesnâ€™t pass the three tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.