Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group:

Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She…
-Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes
-Builds inventions to help the homeless
-And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay that’s just in her imagination)

But everything changes when 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.

About: Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment is a middle grade/young adult fiction written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein and illustrated by Beverly Johnson. It will be published on 10/8/2018 by Jimmy Patterson Books, an imprint of Little Brown and Company, paperback, 318 pages. The genres are young adult, middle grade, science & technology, and fiction. This book will be part of a series where book 2 will be called Rebels with a Cause. According to the publisher’s website, “JIMMY Patterson Books launched in 2015 as an imprint at Little, Brown and Company. JIMMY focuses on publishing high-quality, entertaining books for children by talented authors and illustrators. JIMMY Patterson Books was founded by the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson.” Please see below for more information about the authors and publisher.

My Experience: 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!

My YouTube Review: Max Einstein

Pro: fast paced, page turner, humor, easy to read, actions and adventures, illustrations, Albert Einstein, teamwork,

Con: none

I rate it 5 stars!

Buy it here for free shipping: Book Depository or Little, Brown, and Company’s Website

About the Authors:

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to school kids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family. (Photo and info obtained from Hachette’s website).

Chris Grabenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lemoncello series, the Wonderland series, the award-winning Haunted Mystery series, and The Island of Dr. Libris. He is also the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, House of Robots, Treasure Hunters, Jacky Ha-Ha, Word of Mouse, Pottymouth and Stoopid, and many others. (Photo and info obtained from the author’s website).

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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Little, Brown, and Company for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.


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