Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company:
Max Einstein’s typical day is not your average 12-year-old’s. She…- TEACHES classes at a New York college- Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends- Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss- Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert EinsteinJust a day in the life of the Change Makers Institute’s top agent! What does an Irish town and a village in India have in common? A water crisis that only a group of kid geniuses can fix! Max and her CMI friends attempt to use their smarts to find solutions, but it’s hard to save the world when you’re trying not to be kidnapped! A greedy corporation with an eye on capturing Max seems to know their every move. It’s almost like the bad guys have a spy inside the Change Makers…
About: Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause is a middle grade fiction written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein and illustrated by Beverly Johnson. It will be published on 9/9/2019 by Jimmy Patterson, an imprint of Little, Brown, and Company, 320 pages. The genres are middle grade, science & technology, adventure, and fiction. This book belongs to a series called Max Einstein where book 1 was The Genius Experiment and book 2 was 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: Rebels with a Cause on 8/29/2019 and finished it on 9/5/2019. Holiday weekend plus having guests and reading don’t mix well for me. This book is another fantastic read! I love the adventures. Max is such a positive role model. A busy body, Max is always on the go and doesn’t like sitting around doing nothing. I like that she looks up to geniuses for inspirations. I like how Max thinks on her feet and implement what she has to protect herself from the bad guys like using the cheeseburgers as a weapon. Since this book is the second in the series, readers get a chance to know more about other CMI team members. Klaus is definitely an interesting fella!
This book is told in the third person point of view following Maxine (Max), 12 physics prodigy, as she attempted to sneak out of her secure home. This secure home with 2 bodyguards was provided by Ben Abercrombie, the 14 years old billionaire and CMI’s benefactor who insisted that Max lives here for her safety because the bad guys from The Corp wanted to kidnap her. This book continues from book one where Max should stay home to lay low while waiting for the next big Change Makers Institute (CMI) mission. Max is very smart. She teaches college students at Columbia University and participate with other international intelligent kids in CMI projects that focus on making the world a better place. This year the CMI team are going to Ireland and India to solve water contamination problem.
Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause is very well written and a fast paced read! I love learning more about Einstein and his quotes. I love how math & science is utilized to apply to real life crisis and made easier to understand. An example is the situation at the party: Tisa using baking soda with vinegar to create carbon dioxide gas and then mix it with hot peppers to use as a weapon. I know about the mixture but I don’t know that the combination is called carbon dioxide gas and to learn it in an adventure book is much easier to comprehend! I like the topic of clean water crisis in this story because it’s such an important basic needs of human. Robots are interesting to get to know and I do recommend everyone to read this book.
Pro: fast paced, page turner, adventure, math & science, robots, Ireland, India, water
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author:
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. http://chrisgrabenstein.com/about-chris (Photo and info obtained from the author’s website).
More Information about Jimmy Patterson Books
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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.