Theme: Hi-Lo, Life lessons, values, identity, good vs.evil, temptation Freddy Paine has disappeared! Suspecting foul play, two of his roommates begin to investigate. Why will no one help them? The manager of their boarding house brushes off the boys' questions. Others just seem disinterested, until they find the body! Written specifically for struggling readers to explore genres, like mysteries and science fiction, these fast-paced books hold student interest until the last page. Questions at the end of each title promote cognitive development by making students think about vocabulary, comprehension, character, and plot.