In Chapter 7 of "From the Mixed Up Files..", why does Jamie pretend to be Angelo Michaels from Marblehead, Massachusetts?

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Two reasons:

First, Jamie and Claudia are runaways, so they use an alias when they rent a post office box to avoid detection. Second and more importantly, Jamie uses the alias "Angelo Michaels" as an inversion of the sculptor Michelangelo's name. It is Michelangelo that Claudia and Jamie are researching...

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Two reasons:

First, Jamie and Claudia are runaways, so they use an alias when they rent a post office box to avoid detection. Second and more importantly, Jamie uses the alias "Angelo Michaels" as an inversion of the sculptor Michelangelo's name. It is Michelangelo that Claudia and Jamie are researching and believe is the sculptor of the angel statue. "Marblehead" is also a reference to Michelangelo's chosen material in sculpture.

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