The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In order to properly review this book, I think I would have needed a better understanding of quantum physics. Since I don't have that, my Plan B is that I write this review with a British accent.
Please proceed with a British accent in your head.
The story continues for Madeleine as she continues corresponding with Elliott from Cambridge to the Kingdom of Cello via a parking meter in her world and a sculpture in the schoolyard in his. Elliott is under great pressure to find a way through the crack into the world by the Princess who can not continue her cover that the other royals are missing for much longer. It is the belief that her two brothers, one sister, and both parents were abducted by Hostiles and dropped into the World. She has formed a small alliance of youth who are sworn to secrecy but have access to or skills that she believes will bring her family home.
Meanwhile, Elliot's father is still missing and he believes he was onto possibly connecting the two worlds. Both Elliott and Madeleine continent with half hearted attempts at linking or slipping through but both have a lot going on. Madeleine is trying to figure out how she fits in this new world of Cambridge and her mom rather than the jet set life she used to have. She soon discovers this is not a unique situation, fitting in, and finds comfort in her friendships.
The book ends in an interesting manner, the culmination of hard work and building of stories. Definitely reading the next one.