Max Einstein (Max Einstein, #1)
Albert Einstein + James Patterson = A Must Read!The world's #1 bestselling author has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain, educate and inspire a generation of kids – with the first and only kids' book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives. Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until...Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.

Max Einstein (Max Einstein, #1) Details

TitleMax Einstein (Max Einstein, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 8th, 2018
Publisherjimmy patterson
ISBN-139780316523967
Rating
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction

Max Einstein (Max Einstein, #1) Review

  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    This better be a six-book-series (or more) because Max Einstein kicks ass. It’s so important for kids to have positive male AND female role models and Max Einstein is one amazing young person to look up to and follow in the footsteps of. I’m not at all surprised this book worked so well for me, because James Patterson is an eloquent and creative writer who has yet to disappoint me. I especially admire his dedication to writing and publishing stories for young readers and trying to empower them t This better be a six-book-series (or more) because Max Einstein kicks ass. It’s so important for kids to have positive male AND female role models and Max Einstein is one amazing young person to look up to and follow in the footsteps of. I’m not at all surprised this book worked so well for me, because James Patterson is an eloquent and creative writer who has yet to disappoint me. I especially admire his dedication to writing and publishing stories for young readers and trying to empower them to think and act in the world in a positive way just like his characters do. I DARE YOU to not want Max Einstein to become your new best friend. She is intelligent, open-minded, confident, ambitious, observant, and an overall really thoughtful person. She’s not used to having human friends (books are more her thing) so working with her teammates is quite an experience for her in addition to trying to save the world of course.I am very excited for the sequel and if I hear that this is actually a duology I will be very mad. MAD, I tell you. Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’
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  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    January 1, 1970
    I started reading Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment on 9/22/2018 and finished it on 10/1/2018 at 1:40am. This book is a fantastic read! I really like how smart Max is and how quickly she deals with pressuring problems. Max’s schooling situation is pretty interesting and I like her motivation for learning and doing. Quoting Albert Einstein is actually pretty cool. I like the idea of child prodigies and secret missions. Adding bad guys into the story makes the read thrilling. I like how this boo I started reading Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment on 9/22/2018 and finished it on 10/1/2018 at 1:40am. This book is a fantastic read! I really like how smart Max is and how quickly she deals with pressuring problems. Max’s schooling situation is pretty interesting and I like her motivation for learning and doing. Quoting Albert Einstein is actually pretty cool. I like the idea of child prodigies and secret missions. Adding bad guys into the story makes the read thrilling. I like how this book promotes teamwork and problem solving for readers to follow.This book is told in the third person point of view following Maxine (Max) Einstein, 12 years old, child prodigy, as she was woken up by the smell of horse manure to a good idea. She raced over to Mr. Kennedy at 6am to share with him her ah ha moment. Max, Mr. Kennedy, and many others are homeless squatting above a horse stable in New York. Max comes up with an idea to keep warm for the coming winter because they are living rent-free on a vacant floor with no heat. The problem to her idea is that it costs a lot of money to make it happen and money is what they don’t have. Max, who never knew her parents looks up to Albert Einstein, the famous scientist like a hero. Another third person point of view is Phillip Stark and Dr. Zimm, guys at the Corp hunting down Max. The Corp compete with another group called CMI. Max has been monitored and wanted by both groups. They both work under the radar and leave very little trails behind. They both have big plans for Max.Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment is very well written. This book has the sad aspects of family and living conditions but it also has the bright side with good friendships and oversea experiences. Actions and adventures are a plus. This book is fiction but it has the feel of a nonfiction though it still reads quick like a fiction. I like that because readers are being reminded about Newton’s law of motion and Albert Einstein’s idea on photoelectrons without feeling the heavy reading of a science textbooks. I love the diversity in this book. I like that this book ends without a cliffhanger even though readers are to expect book 2 to come. This book is an excellent read for all and I highly recommend everyone to read it!Pro: fast paced, page turner, humor, easy to read, actions and adventures, illustrations, Albert Einstein, teamwork,Con: noneI rate it 5 stars!***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Little, Brown, and Company for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com for more details
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  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    Good start to a series. Max is joined with other genius teens and they set about solving some pretty tough world problems - energy, water, etc.There is plenty of action and adventure along with a smattering of science tossed in.A quick read that will appeal to many students.DRC from Edelweiss and Hachette Book Group
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    It is a given that any book by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein will be a hit and Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment deserves all the accolades that it will receive! It is extremely well-written and researched, and takes the popular concept of a kid being “the chosen one” in a unique direction, as the “chosen kids” are all geniuses (knowledge is their superpower) and they tackle real-world problems with real science. The Albert Einstein quotes and scientific information woven into the stor It is a given that any book by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein will be a hit and Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment deserves all the accolades that it will receive! It is extremely well-written and researched, and takes the popular concept of a kid being “the chosen one” in a unique direction, as the “chosen kids” are all geniuses (knowledge is their superpower) and they tackle real-world problems with real science. The Albert Einstein quotes and scientific information woven into the story strengthen Max Einstein’s character and are both interesting and informative. While I felt that there were a few aspects of the story that seemed unrealistic, my twelve-year-old son thought they were some of the best parts. There are hints of bigger mysteries and conflicts in the book, such as Max Einstein’s unknown background, that set this book up well to be a multi-book series. A few unexpected twists in the story made it even more fun. This book hooked me from the beginning and kept up the intriguing storyline that combines mystery, suspense, science, humanitarian issues, problem-solving, and friendship. This is one of the best books I’ve read recently and I can’t wait to read the next one!(I wonder if the authors have even outlined the next book yet?!)
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  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of "Max Einstein, The Genius Experiment" by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, through the "Good Read's Giveawy."An adult may find this story is a bit predictable, although all books by Patterson are fun to read. This is meant for a younger audience but educates the reader about Albert Einstein's life and many achievements. I hope as the author suggests, that the book will stimulate both boys and girl's interest in science and technology. After all, the future belongs I received a free copy of "Max Einstein, The Genius Experiment" by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, through the "Good Read's Giveawy."An adult may find this story is a bit predictable, although all books by Patterson are fun to read. This is meant for a younger audience but educates the reader about Albert Einstein's life and many achievements. I hope as the author suggests, that the book will stimulate both boys and girl's interest in science and technology. After all, the future belongs to the young.
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  • Kelly Knapp
    January 1, 1970
    James Patterson has a rare gift. While some authors are able to write across genres, one or two, and a few authors can write both adult and YA books, there are only a couple who can write across both Genres and age groups. And Patterson is the best of those writers. Max Einstein is just an example of this ability which combines humanitarianism, with technology, and the natural sciences.Great female protagonist!Max Einstein is twelve years old and has already figured out how to create a backgroun James Patterson has a rare gift. While some authors are able to write across genres, one or two, and a few authors can write both adult and YA books, there are only a couple who can write across both Genres and age groups. And Patterson is the best of those writers. Max Einstein is just an example of this ability which combines humanitarianism, with technology, and the natural sciences.Great female protagonist!Max Einstein is twelve years old and has already figured out how to create a background that has let her enter the University of New York. However, she has no idea who she is or from where she hails. Suddenly, her world is upset by two goons from Social Services (or so she believes.) They take her to a group home, where she begins planning another escape. But before she can make her move, an acquaintance from the streets arrives with two adults who say she must run, as a shadow corporation is on its way to snatch her. Not only that but they tell her she is urgently needed in Jerusalem. She has only minutes to make a decision and the only one she can turn to is her hero Albert Einstein. What would he say or do...Suddenly she is on a private plane headed for Israel, with a secret benefactor covering her expenses and tests, determining who will lead a philanthropic cabal to cure some of the worlds most difficult problems... Is Max the One? And if chosen, does she have what it takes to handle her first mission?This book grabbed me within the first few pages and hung on tight until I finished the final page. It creates a world I would love to see my grandkids grabbing onto and give them meaning for the future. And if you ever wondered about Albert Einstein, Patterson begins to open up a look at this genius of a man and see how he can inspire anyone with just a little "imagination."Can't wait for the sequel!
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  • Ric Evans
    January 1, 1970
    This was a Goodreads Giveaway and I would like to thank JIMMY Patterson Books and Little, Brown and Company for giving me the opportunity to read an advance copy of it. I’ve always been a big James Patterson fan, and this was the first of his Young Adult books I’ve had the pleasure of reading, so I was happy for the chance to read it. I have no idea who Chris Grabenstein is or how much of the story is his doing as a co-author, but I can honestly say the book was terrific. Max Einstein is both br This was a Goodreads Giveaway and I would like to thank JIMMY Patterson Books and Little, Brown and Company for giving me the opportunity to read an advance copy of it. I’ve always been a big James Patterson fan, and this was the first of his Young Adult books I’ve had the pleasure of reading, so I was happy for the chance to read it. I have no idea who Chris Grabenstein is or how much of the story is his doing as a co-author, but I can honestly say the book was terrific. Max Einstein is both brilliant and humble, which is definitely a winning combination with this young lady, and in this book she sets off on the first of what I imagine will be many adventures to better the world. There are good guys (and girls) and bad guys and, most importantly, there are a host of brilliant children, each with his or her own colorful personality. This book should be a must read for all children who are middle school and above, perhaps even younger. It just might motivate some of them to go out and save the world.
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  • Snazzy Reads
    January 1, 1970
    4.5I like Chris Grabenstein books. Also, the mc reminds me of Sheldon.
  • Julie Garner
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced reading copy of this book.Max Einstein is the first book to be endorsed by the Albert Einstein Foundation and I can see why. Young Max lives her life according to the philosophy and science of Albert Einstein. There are many quotations throughout the book. In fact, I learnt a lot about Einstein that I did not know before.This is a great start to a new kids series about Max Einstein and her team of other young geniuses. They all complete for the chance to represent the worl I received an advanced reading copy of this book.Max Einstein is the first book to be endorsed by the Albert Einstein Foundation and I can see why. Young Max lives her life according to the philosophy and science of Albert Einstein. There are many quotations throughout the book. In fact, I learnt a lot about Einstein that I did not know before.This is a great start to a new kids series about Max Einstein and her team of other young geniuses. They all complete for the chance to represent the world and help solve current crisis like water issues, electricity, poverty etc. Backed by a mysterious benefactor and racing against an opposing evil team, this group of kids show us what can be done with persistance and team work.It was a fun read with lots of science & stuff that kids will enjoy. Action, adventure, working together to solve problems and plenty of fun. Max is a character that kids will love and I think that they will become invested in her and what her team are trying to achieve, without realising that they are learning at the same time.Great for 9+ kids with an interest in science. For fans of Bab Sharkey and Friday Barnes
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  • Carolyn Jeziorski
    January 1, 1970
    I picked up an advance copy at the ALA convention from the publisher. To be honest, I’ve never read anything by James Patterson except for his Read, Kiddo, Read website. In this story, Max is a homeless kid in NYC who is selected for a challenge involving child geniuses around the world. The winner is supposed to help make the world better. The book has a lot of interesting settings (Jerusalem, the DRC), there’s plenty of action, and it tackles some complex science. I enjoyed the book, I thought I picked up an advance copy at the ALA convention from the publisher. To be honest, I’ve never read anything by James Patterson except for his Read, Kiddo, Read website. In this story, Max is a homeless kid in NYC who is selected for a challenge involving child geniuses around the world. The winner is supposed to help make the world better. The book has a lot of interesting settings (Jerusalem, the DRC), there’s plenty of action, and it tackles some complex science. I enjoyed the book, I thought the pace was good, but I’m curious about the intended audience. I plan on sharing it with my niece and getting her input (she’s going into 6th grade).
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  • Donna Merritt
    January 1, 1970
    Girl power! Well, not only girl power. True, Max is a girl and the one who sees the big picture and has the biggest heart, but overall this book represents the power of young, intelligent minds (boys and girls) from around the world who are chosen to make the world a better place. Max is an orphan with no idea who she is or the identity of her parents. And yet, she is an optimist and, while lacking in social skills since she has no friends her own age, looks out for everyone else, young and old. Girl power! Well, not only girl power. True, Max is a girl and the one who sees the big picture and has the biggest heart, but overall this book represents the power of young, intelligent minds (boys and girls) from around the world who are chosen to make the world a better place. Max is an orphan with no idea who she is or the identity of her parents. And yet, she is an optimist and, while lacking in social skills since she has no friends her own age, looks out for everyone else, young and old. But others notice her high intelligence: The Corp (bad guys who want to kidnap her and use her to make money) and the CMI (the Change Makers Institute, run by a mysterious benefactor).Max doesn't play by the rules. Instead, she follows her daydreams, her thought experiments, and her heart. "Max's heart, like her hero, Dr. Einstein's, was huge."Max's favorite quote? "Imagination is more important than knowledge." ~Albert EinsteinIt's a quote that will serve her (and those around her) well. I look forward to more of her adventures.Bonus: Lots of scientific info interwoven throughout the text along with scientific activities to explore at the end.
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  • Thomas Chung
    January 1, 1970
    Max Einstein is about a girl named Max who is pretty much a child genius. She's going to college and is purposely barely passing in order to not look suspicious. Her role model is the one and only Albert Einstein, and she wants to follow in his footsteps. However, her life gets turned upside down when a mysterious organization wants to recruit her to solve the world's problems with science. As she competes, she realizes that another organization is on her heels and doesn't want her to succeed. W Max Einstein is about a girl named Max who is pretty much a child genius. She's going to college and is purposely barely passing in order to not look suspicious. Her role model is the one and only Albert Einstein, and she wants to follow in his footsteps. However, her life gets turned upside down when a mysterious organization wants to recruit her to solve the world's problems with science. As she competes, she realizes that another organization is on her heels and doesn't want her to succeed. Will Max succeed? I really liked this book because there was a lot of action throughout the book and I also learned a lot of new things. I also have more of an interest in science now. I would recommend this book for people that want a fun, exciting, and a little nerdy book.
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  • Rhonda Holle
    January 1, 1970
    I have to say upfront is that I won this paperback edition in a contest on Goodreads. Who she is and where she comes from is a mystery to her. Max Einstein is homeless and wanted by a world organization because she is incredibly smart. Max is happy her name is the same as her favorite person, Albert Einstein. Max often has conversations in her head with Albert, and hopefully, the answer will come to her when she is trying to decide on a problem. I enjoyed the adventures Max goes on staying one s I have to say upfront is that I won this paperback edition in a contest on Goodreads. Who she is and where she comes from is a mystery to her. Max Einstein is homeless and wanted by a world organization because she is incredibly smart. Max is happy her name is the same as her favorite person, Albert Einstein. Max often has conversations in her head with Albert, and hopefully, the answer will come to her when she is trying to decide on a problem. I enjoyed the adventures Max goes on staying one step ahead of the bad guys. While this is not my typical genre, I did enjoy the change immensely.Max Einstein by James Patterson
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  • Rebecca Rouillard
    January 1, 1970
    Max Einstein is a twelve-year-old homeless orphan who is also a genius and Albert Einstein's number one fan. When a shadowy corporation try to kidnap her for sinister ends, Max manages to escape with the help of a mysterious benefactor and finds herself in competition with some of the brightest young minds from across the world for an exciting opportunity. A great new STEM-orientated role model for kids.
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    I won an advanced copy of this book as part of a GoodReads Giveaway. It was a great read- fast-paced in true James Patterson form. This is the first of his children’s books that I have read, but I can see that his talent spreads across all age groups. The characters were engaging and the plot was exciting and interesting, and even as an adult I wanted to continue reading to see what would happen next. I also enjoyed the scientific and globally conscious aspect of it, and young readers who are in I won an advanced copy of this book as part of a GoodReads Giveaway. It was a great read- fast-paced in true James Patterson form. This is the first of his children’s books that I have read, but I can see that his talent spreads across all age groups. The characters were engaging and the plot was exciting and interesting, and even as an adult I wanted to continue reading to see what would happen next. I also enjoyed the scientific and globally conscious aspect of it, and young readers who are interested in science and the environment would too. I will definitely be recommending this to my fifth grade students, and I look forward to the rest of the series!
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  • Jules
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book in the Goodreads Giveaway! My 12 year old daughter read this book in two days, she could not put it down! Definitely held her interest!
  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    Max is a homeless orphan to start the story. She's brilliant and able to manipulate computers to enroll in college. She knows how to fly under the radar so carefully calculates maintaining a C average. She's taken from the class and put in a group home by two sinister men (you can tell as they wear all black.) Two other people rescue her and bring her to Jerusalem to audition for leading a team for an organization that wants to solve earth's problems. She's there with eight other brilliant kids Max is a homeless orphan to start the story. She's brilliant and able to manipulate computers to enroll in college. She knows how to fly under the radar so carefully calculates maintaining a C average. She's taken from the class and put in a group home by two sinister men (you can tell as they wear all black.) Two other people rescue her and bring her to Jerusalem to audition for leading a team for an organization that wants to solve earth's problems. She's there with eight other brilliant kids and learns how to be friends with people her own age.Lots of adventure and mayhem occur as good battles evil. Plenty of hints along the way as to her background and the adventures to come in future books.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic and intriguing book co-authored by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein!!!What a great debut novel in this new series by two writing geniuses. I absolutely cannot wait for more titles. Maxine is a strong female heroine, the character is sure to inspire a generation of budding scientists. I can see this novel creating a renewed interest in Albert Einstein and other world renowned scientists. The plot twists and character growth is well developed and easy to follow for young readers. Th Fantastic and intriguing book co-authored by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein!!!What a great debut novel in this new series by two writing geniuses. I absolutely cannot wait for more titles. Maxine is a strong female heroine, the character is sure to inspire a generation of budding scientists. I can see this novel creating a renewed interest in Albert Einstein and other world renowned scientists. The plot twists and character growth is well developed and easy to follow for young readers. This book is entertaining and a page turner. Great for a reluctant reader of any gender.For Chris Grabenstein fans this is defiantly up there with his Mr. Lemoncello Books. This is my new favorite collaboration series between Patterson and Grabenstein.Happy Reading!
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    This came so incredibly close to being not only a good book, but a great book. But I had to ask myself, “Would I be comfortable giving this book to a young person?” The answer was no. The stereotypes were subtle, which was what made them dangerous:Grown-ups, or “growns”, are all superfluous.Genius kids don’t like to play or tell stories.Bad guys dressed in black and they’re big and dangerous looking so you can easily tell them from the people you can trust. Corporations are evil, and making a pr This came so incredibly close to being not only a good book, but a great book. But I had to ask myself, “Would I be comfortable giving this book to a young person?” The answer was no. The stereotypes were subtle, which was what made them dangerous:Grown-ups, or “growns”, are all superfluous.Genius kids don’t like to play or tell stories.Bad guys dressed in black and they’re big and dangerous looking so you can easily tell them from the people you can trust. Corporations are evil, and making a profit is inherently an indication that a company abuses humans and the environment. It is sad that these messages are in there, because the plot is interesting and the writing is good.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Who is Max (short for Maxine) Einstein? That's one of the central questions here, and one that never gets answered. Whoever she really is, whatever her background really is, she's incredibly smart and empathetic, something the other geniuses she meets aren't. The science here, including Albert Einstein's theories, is understandable to all readers and may inspire some to learn more.ARC provided by publisher.
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  • WhatBookNext .com
    January 1, 1970
    Max loves anything and everything to do with Albert Einstein. She even has his surname. but she’s not really sure it’s really hers. Max doesn’t remember her parents or anything about her past, but talking to Mr Einstein when she’s alone and lonely helps her not only think through a new idea she has, but chase away the loneliness.Max also doesn’t know that two wealthy organisations have been watching her – one keen to do good in the world, and one keen to make the most of Max’s brilliant mind for Max loves anything and everything to do with Albert Einstein. She even has his surname. but she’s not really sure it’s really hers. Max doesn’t remember her parents or anything about her past, but talking to Mr Einstein when she’s alone and lonely helps her not only think through a new idea she has, but chase away the loneliness.Max also doesn’t know that two wealthy organisations have been watching her – one keen to do good in the world, and one keen to make the most of Max’s brilliant mind for nothing but greed.She soon meets other kids with super high IQ’s and scientific interests and for the first time in her life, she has true friends. But together they have to deal with world-wide problems. The first is helping save children from Cobalt mines in the Congo. Not only do they have to sort mathematical, scientific and mechanical problems, they have to deal with a terrifying warlord.The first in a new series, particularly empowering girls within the sciences, Max Einstein will go on to tackle other world issues. Fun, interesting and timely in our swiftly changing world.
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  • Ava N
    January 1, 1970
    I found that Max Einstein was to childish for my taste. You always knew that the characters were going to get a happy ending, and getting to the happy ending didn't seem as hard as other good books. I enjoy happy ending books, but I prefer books targeted at older readers.Good for anyone with a passion for Einstein, I liked how the readers's don't know about Max's mysterious past yet.
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  • Bozhena Levine
    January 1, 1970
    I was blessed to get an ARC of this awesome, amazing, fabulous book at this year’s BookCon. It was fantastic! Can’t wait for the sequel! Please give me another book!
  • Catherine
    January 1, 1970
    This book was awesome and readers will love it!
  • Joad
    January 1, 1970
    This book was inspiring and amazing. It contains a lot of knowledge and brave moments. Truly under the definition of an amazing book.
  • Adriel
    January 1, 1970
    I was so very excited about this book when I found out about it and I was not disappointed at all. Female lead, the young saving the world, and it encourages science! What's not to like? Great read for any nine year old and up.
  • Ashlee
    January 1, 1970
    This book was delightful. Both my girls (7 & 9 years old) enjoyed the story, learning a bit about Albert Einstein, but mostly cheering on Max and learning about her story. They cannot wait for the next book, and I'm excited for it too!
  • Jeane
    January 1, 1970
    I love this book and the character Max Einstein. She's smart, interested in science and in doing good. Kids are going to enjoy this book. Great Christmas present for your elementary kids. Going to be a hit series; can't wait to see what Max and her friends will be doing next. Teachers and librarians: add this to your bookshelves.
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  • Gracie
    January 1, 1970
    Very intriguing and has a great storyline!
  • Kaci
    January 1, 1970
    Cute younger middle grade novel about a homeless girl genius. She and other kids from around the world are brought together to solve some of the worlds most pressing problem. It checks a lot of boxes: diverse characters, STEM topics, enough action and unresolved plot points to keep readers interested in the series. I enjoyed the running inner dialogue between max and Albert himself and the abundance of Albert Einstein quotes put into context throughout the book.
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