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Max Einstein: World Champions!: Max Einstein, Book 4

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Teens tackle climate science in fun, fast-paced adventure.

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There are plenty of action-packed chases, mysterious figures lurking in the shadows, fun and fantastic science, and earnest kids in this fast, fun read. It falls a little flat in places, the CMI work with the ships in Australia seems like a stretch, and a few of the plot points never really make sense. But authors James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein know how to write a page-turner, and Max Einstein World Champions is another hit. The way Max and her friends explain science make it accessible; physics is a lot more interesting when you're using it to save your life. The idea of time travel seems like a diversion, and it pulls away from reality in a way that seems out of place with the rest of a book rooted in real issues. But the teen activism is powerful, and the way the kids use their talents to work hard and solve complex problems is inspiring.

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