At the Bottom of the World: Jack and the Geniuses, Book 1

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Bill Nye's passion, humor shine in science-rich mystery.

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Accurate, well researched science, with relatable main character, and fun mystery

This book was educational, with a main character I think kids will really be able to relate to, especially children who feel like they may not measure up to smarter siblings or classmates. While Jack claims not to be a genius, and he's not one in the same sense as his siblings, he's got stronger ideas than them in other areas, and in the end it's his talents that save the day, so the book does a great job of demonstrating that everyone is good at different things and that doesn't make them less smart than others. The science was good, with explanations by the author in the back for the science they used to base all of the inventions mentioned in the book. The mystery of the missing person is surprisingly good for a book that isn't branding itself as a mystery for kids.

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