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The sequel to Float, in which inconveniently invisible Hank must find a way to save Camp Outlier from a saboteur--and win the camp-wide challenge. Hank, Emerson, and their friends have returned to Camp Outlier for another summer of fun and shenanigans. Hank won't let his RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) factor of inconvenient invisibility stop him from having t The sequel to Float, in which inconveniently invisible Hank must find a way to save Camp Outlier from a saboteur--and win the camp-wide challenge. Hank, Emerson, and their friends have returned to Camp Outlier for another summer of fun and shenanigans. Hank won't let his RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) factor of inconvenient invisibility stop him from having the best summer ever, even when it starts mysteriously turning people and objects around him invisible too. But between his invisibility and an internet celebrity joining their cabin, camp clown Hank is struggling to maintain his spotlight. Hank knows that if he can win the camp-wide challenge for his team, all eyes will be back on him (or, at least, on where everyone thinks the invisible kid is standing). But as the finish line approaches, it becomes clear that someone is trying to sabotage Camp Outlier--and Hank's pursuit of camp-wide glory puts him in serious danger.


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The sequel to Float, in which inconveniently invisible Hank must find a way to save Camp Outlier from a saboteur--and win the camp-wide challenge. Hank, Emerson, and their friends have returned to Camp Outlier for another summer of fun and shenanigans. Hank won't let his RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) factor of inconvenient invisibility stop him from having t The sequel to Float, in which inconveniently invisible Hank must find a way to save Camp Outlier from a saboteur--and win the camp-wide challenge. Hank, Emerson, and their friends have returned to Camp Outlier for another summer of fun and shenanigans. Hank won't let his RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) factor of inconvenient invisibility stop him from having the best summer ever, even when it starts mysteriously turning people and objects around him invisible too. But between his invisibility and an internet celebrity joining their cabin, camp clown Hank is struggling to maintain his spotlight. Hank knows that if he can win the camp-wide challenge for his team, all eyes will be back on him (or, at least, on where everyone thinks the invisible kid is standing). But as the finish line approaches, it becomes clear that someone is trying to sabotage Camp Outlier--and Hank's pursuit of camp-wide glory puts him in serious danger.

30 review for Vanishing Act

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    This is a Middle Grade Fantasy/Magical Realism, and this is the second book in the Camp Outlier series. This book had me pulled in the story from page one, and it had me not wanting to put it down. I enjoyed learning about all the RISK kids, and I loved that this book shows there are some bad things about having super powers/RISK/being different. The characters in this book were so much fun and loved them. Great and Fun read. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (HarperC This is a Middle Grade Fantasy/Magical Realism, and this is the second book in the Camp Outlier series. This book had me pulled in the story from page one, and it had me not wanting to put it down. I enjoyed learning about all the RISK kids, and I loved that this book shows there are some bad things about having super powers/RISK/being different. The characters in this book were so much fun and loved them. Great and Fun read. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (HarperCollins) or author (Laura Martin) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Schultz

    Name of Book: Vanishing Act Series: Camp Outlier Book #2 Author: Laura Martin Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books Genre: Middle School Fantasy/Adventure Pub Date: July 5, 2022 My Rating: 4 Stars! This is the sequel to Float which was Book # 1 in the Camp Outlier and written back in 2013, before our author became a mom. The main character in that story was Emerson who couldn’t control ‘floating’. In this story the main character is Hank. Our campers Hank, Emerson are back for another summer of f Name of Book: Vanishing Act Series: Camp Outlier Book #2 Author: Laura Martin Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books Genre: Middle School Fantasy/Adventure Pub Date: July 5, 2022 My Rating: 4 Stars! This is the sequel to Float which was Book # 1 in the Camp Outlier and written back in 2013, before our author became a mom. The main character in that story was Emerson who couldn’t control ‘floating’. In this story the main character is Hank. Our campers Hank, Emerson are back for another summer of fun! This story centers on Hank’s invisibility. (Don’t you just love the cover?) All our campers have RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) and they don’t want it to stop them from have a summer of fun. However, soon people and objects are mysteriously becoming invisible. Is someone trying to sabotage Camp Outlier? But between his invisibility and an internet celebrity joining their cabin, camp clown Hank is struggling to maintain his spotlight. Hank knows that if he can win the camp-wide challenge for his team, all eyes will be back on him (or, at least, on where everyone thinks the invisible kid is standing). But as the finish line approaches, it becomes clear that someone is trying to sabotage Camp Outlier—and Hank’s pursuit of camp-wide glory puts him in serious danger. This is a delightful story not just for middle schoolers but “Old folks’ such as me! I always enjoy reading the author’s Note and Acknowledgement. In Ms. Martin’s ‘Author’s Notes’ she provides us with entertaining details about her ideas for writing this as well as her other books! Want to thank NetGalley and Harper Collins Children’s Books for this eGalley. This file has been made available to me before publication in an early form for an honest professional review. Publishing Release Date scheduled for July 5, 2022

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shawna Ridgley

    This is the 2nd book in the series and it was just as good as the first! Good, clean fun.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Librarylady

    This is book 2 in the Camp Outlier Series by Laura Martin. The campers all have RISK factors or Recurring Incidents of the strange Kind. This one focuses on Hank who spends much of his time being invisible. On his way to camp he's visited by his friends from camp who have time travelled to the past to warn him that he might die there this summer. This adds a great element of suspense to the story, and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen. I also enjoyed Hank's humor and gusto as he face This is book 2 in the Camp Outlier Series by Laura Martin. The campers all have RISK factors or Recurring Incidents of the strange Kind. This one focuses on Hank who spends much of his time being invisible. On his way to camp he's visited by his friends from camp who have time travelled to the past to warn him that he might die there this summer. This adds a great element of suspense to the story, and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen. I also enjoyed Hank's humor and gusto as he faced not only his own personal challenges with his RISK factor but also the challenges his cabin encountered due to someone trying to sabotage Camp Outlier. This book stands up well on it's own, but I would suggest starting at book 2 to get the full background on the camp and the characters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Thank you to #NetGalley, Laura Martin and the publisher for the advanced copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I LOVED this book so much. I am disappointed that I did not know about this series sooner. I loved it so much that when I finished, I immediately went to the public library so I could check out the first one as soon as I finished this one. Each book focuses on a different kid with a RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) factor. This book focuses on Hank whos fac Thank you to #NetGalley, Laura Martin and the publisher for the advanced copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I LOVED this book so much. I am disappointed that I did not know about this series sooner. I loved it so much that when I finished, I immediately went to the public library so I could check out the first one as soon as I finished this one. Each book focuses on a different kid with a RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) factor. This book focuses on Hank whos factor is inconvenient invisibility. This means he never knows when he will turn invisible. Hank loves it at times but it proves to be inconvenient. Hank's goal this summer is for his cabin to win the camp-wide challenge. The more they lose though, the more it seems like someone is trying to mess up and expose Camp Outlier. How will Hank save camp without putting the camp in danger. Again, I LOVED this book and cannot wait for more. I think it teaches kids a good lesson as well. That lesson is to love yourself for who you are and surround yourself with friends who like you for who you are and accept you no matter what. As an elementary teacher, I think that is very important. I give this book 5 stars and look forward to more in the series!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amy Nicole

    This sequel to Float is an exciting return to Camp Outlier and so many fantastic characters! This year's return to camp is told from Hank's point of view and begins with a shocking revelation from the future that he might be the one to die this year... He is also pretty sure someone is trying to sabotage camp, too, because there are just too many coincidental catastrophes and "accidents" happening this year. Not to mention that his RISK factor of invisibility is also starting to amplify. Now he This sequel to Float is an exciting return to Camp Outlier and so many fantastic characters! This year's return to camp is told from Hank's point of view and begins with a shocking revelation from the future that he might be the one to die this year... He is also pretty sure someone is trying to sabotage camp, too, because there are just too many coincidental catastrophes and "accidents" happening this year. Not to mention that his RISK factor of invisibility is also starting to amplify. Now he not only turns himself accidentally invisible, but now everything he touches vanishes also. And he really didn't pack enough socks for that... This book takes on more of a mystery adventure tone than the first book, and new characters are added to compliment the ones from the first book. I really enjoyed this book. It was entertaining and hilarious while also having heart and emphasizing themes of belonging, teamwork, and living your life to the fullest. I'm fast becoming a Laura Martin fanatic! Publication date - July 2022 - Thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Reader's Copy!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tara

    I LOVED this book. It was so fun to go on a summer camp adventure again with the boys - this time thru the eyes of Hank. I loved getting to know his character better. I love the messages Laura gives throughout the book. Especially tackling the screen age we are living in and not glossing over it. It is important that this next generation learns to deal with living with technology but not allowing it to run their lives and she does a great job without it being preachy. This might just be my favor I LOVED this book. It was so fun to go on a summer camp adventure again with the boys - this time thru the eyes of Hank. I loved getting to know his character better. I love the messages Laura gives throughout the book. Especially tackling the screen age we are living in and not glossing over it. It is important that this next generation learns to deal with living with technology but not allowing it to run their lives and she does a great job without it being preachy. This might just be my favorite book of hers so far!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jen Turieo

    If you enjoyed the first book of this series (Float) you’re in for a treat. The campers are back for another summer of fun and shenanigans. A new camper has been added into the mix as well as a new counselor. Will everyone make it to the end of the summer? I truly hope there is going to be a third book!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Avery

    This series is probably my favorite of all of Laura Martin's books! It's so funny! This series is probably my favorite of all of Laura Martin's books! It's so funny!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Colleen

    I love Hank! He is my favorite. This book was pretty good even though some parts slow down a bit. While I know this is a children's book, there are two pairs of a characters that I totally ship: Anthony with Kristi and Hank with Amy. These pairs are partly due to their RISK factor compatibility, but I also like how in Hank and Amy's case their interactions. This book did raise question about what happens to RISK kids as they get older and become adults. We know there are RISK adults and it seems I love Hank! He is my favorite. This book was pretty good even though some parts slow down a bit. While I know this is a children's book, there are two pairs of a characters that I totally ship: Anthony with Kristi and Hank with Amy. These pairs are partly due to their RISK factor compatibility, but I also like how in Hank and Amy's case their interactions. This book did raise question about what happens to RISK kids as they get older and become adults. We know there are RISK adults and it seems they have a degree of control. The question is how does that control develops? Also it has yet to be revealed what happens if two RISK people get marry and have kids. Do the kids also get a RISK factor or is it limited to just the parents? Verdict: I really like this series and I hope that Laura Martin expands the series. Maybe we will get to see the boys go into the Redwood cabin?

  11. 4 out of 5

    Austin

    This is the best book I've ever read This is the best book I've ever read

  12. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    DRC from Netgalley and Harper audio Second story featuring a group of kids that all have a different RISK factor (recurring incident of the strange kind) This one features Hank, who's RISK factor is invisibility. While at camp, Hank realizes that his invisibility has now extended to others when he touches them. He and his friends also realize that something strange is happening at camp. They decide to figure out what is going on and try to save the camp. I did not read the first book, but there wa DRC from Netgalley and Harper audio Second story featuring a group of kids that all have a different RISK factor (recurring incident of the strange kind) This one features Hank, who's RISK factor is invisibility. While at camp, Hank realizes that his invisibility has now extended to others when he touches them. He and his friends also realize that something strange is happening at camp. They decide to figure out what is going on and try to save the camp. I did not read the first book, but there was enough information in this one that it didn't make that much difference. I also listened to this story and it was a computer voice. Looking forward ot hearing the final with a human voice as I think I will enjoy it much more.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    DISCLAIMER: I received a digital review copy of Vanishing Act via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I read Float about a year ago and I loved it. So, when I found out it was getting a sequel, I was beside myself. I'm pretty sure the hope for a sequel had been in the back of my mind since I finished Float and when I saw that, yes, it was in fact getting a sequel I was beyond excited. And it was so, so, so much fun. I think I still like Float better—but that's not to say that I didn't love DISCLAIMER: I received a digital review copy of Vanishing Act via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I read Float about a year ago and I loved it. So, when I found out it was getting a sequel, I was beside myself. I'm pretty sure the hope for a sequel had been in the back of my mind since I finished Float and when I saw that, yes, it was in fact getting a sequel I was beyond excited. And it was so, so, so much fun. I think I still like Float better—but that's not to say that I didn't love this one, because I did. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about some of the new characters, but they ended up growing on me (especially Hudson and Amy) and I adored getting to be back with this group of kids again. Overall, a great second installment and I hope to hear more stories from Camp Outlier in the future. Perfect for fans of Marvel's X-Men and Disney's Encanto.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Peko Smith

  15. 4 out of 5

    Leigh

  16. 5 out of 5

    Linda

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lexy

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mikayla Marie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paul Foster

  23. 4 out of 5

    Denise

  24. 4 out of 5

    Emily A Lentz

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Pfeifer

  26. 5 out of 5

    Emmaj

  27. 4 out of 5

    HeyVen

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Valdez

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lost Girl

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Lin

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