Max Einstein
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 Details

TitleMax Einstein
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 8th, 2018
Publisherjimmy patterson
ISBN-139780316523967
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Childrens, Middle Grade

Max Einstein Review

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Chrys
    January 1, 1970
    A really enjoyable and educational book, I loved the characters and the sense of adventure. Perfectly balanced writing with gorgeous illustrations.The educational side of things is written clearly and simply, without any talking down or condescension - the theory of relativity in less than a page made perfect sense,Fingers crossed that this gets the attention that it deserves - a fabulous role model for all children.
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  • Melanie Dulaney
    January 1, 1970
    Great series starter and another WIN for the collaboration team of James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein! Max/Maxine Einstein and a group of fellow kid geniuses really put their brains to good work in a fast-paced tale of run-from-the-bad-guys-do-good-things-for-those-who-need-them realistic fiction book for readers of both genders in grades 4 and up. Max is a thoroughly likable character with brains galore who has lived on her own for as long as she can remember. Her fascination with all things Great series starter and another WIN for the collaboration team of James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein! Max/Maxine Einstein and a group of fellow kid geniuses really put their brains to good work in a fast-paced tale of run-from-the-bad-guys-do-good-things-for-those-who-need-them realistic fiction book for readers of both genders in grades 4 and up. Max is a thoroughly likable character with brains galore who has lived on her own for as long as she can remember. Her fascination with all things Albert Einstein has not only shaped her analytical side, it has inspired the humanitarian in her as well. So why do evil people want to kidnap her? Go read the book; you’ll be glad you did. And along the read, you are likely to be quite impressed by Bev Johnson’s fabulous sketches. My dARC, provided by Edelweiss, did not have all the artwork that will be in the upcoming release, but I saw enough to know that the drawings add even more life to the text and I look forward to purchasing the finished product for both my fourth and fifth grade libraries so I can see all of it and my kids can start enjoying it. One small disappointment-the author note on Chris Grabenstein only included his partner efforts with James Patterson when most of his best writing comes in his solo works, The Lemoncello Library series and “Island of Dr. Libris,” to name my favorites.
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  • Adriana
    January 1, 1970
    A really fun story for younger readers that not only has a positive, female lead but also makes science fun and easy to understand. The copy I read has a note from Patterson stating how he wanted to make science more accessible to children and to prove that girls can be good at it too. He definitely succeeds in that. My one complaint is that everything works out a bit too easily but I understand not wanting to scare little kids with grown-up realities. I'm actually hoping kids walk away from rea A really fun story for younger readers that not only has a positive, female lead but also makes science fun and easy to understand. The copy I read has a note from Patterson stating how he wanted to make science more accessible to children and to prove that girls can be good at it too. He definitely succeeds in that. My one complaint is that everything works out a bit too easily but I understand not wanting to scare little kids with grown-up realities. I'm actually hoping kids walk away from reading this thinking that talking and showing people the positives can solve difficult dilemmas.
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  • Eric
    January 1, 1970
    * My daughter read this and had a great time. She's not a super fan of science/math but still enjoyed it a lot.* I received a free copy of the book in a Goodreads giveaway.
  • Debie Orrell
    January 1, 1970
    Max Einstein is an enjoyable book. I gave this to my grandchildren and they enjoyed the story.
  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    I received this novel as an advanced reader's copy and from the get-go I was intrigued by the storyline and having a female heroine making or breaking the overall theme of the book made me REALLY intrigued. I loved the organization of the books and the notebook sheets installed so the reader can see what was going through Max's mind when she was solving all these mysteries and performing science experiments. This book will definitely be well received at our library and our young readers will lov I received this novel as an advanced reader's copy and from the get-go I was intrigued by the storyline and having a female heroine making or breaking the overall theme of the book made me REALLY intrigued. I loved the organization of the books and the notebook sheets installed so the reader can see what was going through Max's mind when she was solving all these mysteries and performing science experiments. This book will definitely be well received at our library and our young readers will love this. That is why we are giving the book 5 stars.
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  • Renae
    January 1, 1970
    I regularly pick classrooms to read to at my children's elementary school. This year, I am reading to a 3rd grade class and a kindergarten class. I am reading "Max Einstein" to the 3rd graders. We are reading a few chapters every Friday. We're on chapter 4 now. So far, the students are VERY interested in this story. They are eager to find out how she became homeless, how she got to be so smart, and how she ends up helping to save the world when she doesn't even have a real home (according to the I regularly pick classrooms to read to at my children's elementary school. This year, I am reading to a 3rd grade class and a kindergarten class. I am reading "Max Einstein" to the 3rd graders. We are reading a few chapters every Friday. We're on chapter 4 now. So far, the students are VERY interested in this story. They are eager to find out how she became homeless, how she got to be so smart, and how she ends up helping to save the world when she doesn't even have a real home (according to them). I'm eagerly looking forward to continuing to read this story to the students and getting their reactions to it. James Patterson
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  • Susan Grimm
    January 1, 1970
    I won an advanced reading copy of this book and was asked to write a review once I had read it. I thought it might be of interest to my 11-year old granddaughter who is math/science-oriented and likes to read. I'm not sure she would like it, but others her age might enjoy it. I read it with children her age in mind and while I found some of the situations far-fetched and unbelievable, I think kids might like it. I'm not sure if this is intended to be a series, but the ending allowed for a new as I won an advanced reading copy of this book and was asked to write a review once I had read it. I thought it might be of interest to my 11-year old granddaughter who is math/science-oriented and likes to read. I'm not sure she would like it, but others her age might enjoy it. I read it with children her age in mind and while I found some of the situations far-fetched and unbelievable, I think kids might like it. I'm not sure if this is intended to be a series, but the ending allowed for a new assignment for Max and her team. Teamwork and cooperation are big components of the group's success among other lessons about getting along with others.
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    *Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the review copy.*A very solid start to a new middle grade story. And loved that the hero of the story is a girl. Max was a very likeable if somewhat precocious character.The series’ overall story ARC was set up nicely and I enjoyed the book’s story ARC as well although the combination of the two made the pacing somewhat uneven. The editor in me also wasn’t a fan of the constant use of short, fragmented sentences and the tendency to have a lot of one sen *Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the review copy.*A very solid start to a new middle grade story. And loved that the hero of the story is a girl. Max was a very likeable if somewhat precocious character.The series’ overall story ARC was set up nicely and I enjoyed the book’s story ARC as well although the combination of the two made the pacing somewhat uneven. The editor in me also wasn’t a fan of the constant use of short, fragmented sentences and the tendency to have a lot of one sentence paragraphs.Overall I did enjoy the book and look forward to reading more about Max.
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  • Cesar Leon
    January 1, 1970
    muy interesante la forma en que presenta la ciencia como parte central en este libro Ya que puede acabar por introducir a los más jóvenes de la casa a ser curiosos por alguna de tantas áreas junto a Max acabar por llevar acabó esas misiones mientras van explorando el mundo.
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