by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

A homeless genius orphan that attends N.Y.U. is recruited by the Change Makers Institute.

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  • If anyone’s going to save the planet it will have to be the next generation, and this book could be the inspiration…
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    • (The following comments were left by me on a review by someone who said their 7 year old loved the book. I am also posting this as a review of the book.) Sorry, but I would not let my 7 year old read this book. Too worrying. Homelessness, getting snatched up by scary guys and dragged away to a foster care group home and made to peel potatoes, etc? Not appropriate for such young kids. Scary stuff. I bought this for an 8 year old who has skipped to fourth grade, but after reading the book, I will not be giving it to her. This book is too heavy handed, tries too hard to beat a kid over the head with Einstein references to try to connect some dots which are not well explained, and introduces - while simultaneously glossing over - very scary subject matter. I think kids should be kids as long as possible, and I don’t want to introduce such frightening thoughts as homeless children with no idea who they are, or sinister organizations who kidnap kids and use them in think tanks for solving the world’s problems. I see that the authors are trying to push an agenda of kids being problem solvers, but this is an epic failure because of the sinister aspects involved. This is a NO for me. Definitely NOT for young children.
    • Goodness gracious, if this is not a leftist propaganda hidden in a children's book!The book is mostly fine. But it has three major flaws.1. It will not be read by the kids who may benefit from it most - the kids who need a point of view different from what is offered in their immediate real surroundings. Why you ask? The orange right-side endorsement by Chelsea Clinton.2. It reflects the reality today way too well. In light of the Saudi-Trump fiasco of the last three weeks it has become evident that big money trumps any life. Huge multi-national corporations acting as citizens and controlling global money flow, are a real threat to the individual everywhere - the majority of individuals are basically little lab rats, existing only for the purpose of growing corporate wealth. Liberty and freedom are just words which mean nothing. So there are real fears but should kids be spooked about them. It's adults' issue to worry about.3. Children have no business solving adult problems. It may be argued that children should be aware of what is going on, but children have no business solving adult problems. The Russian -type youth propaganda I grew up with worked similarly. The books I was assigned to read, or in fact most of the books that were available to read, were of the "the communist kid hero" finds, follows, catches the "non-communist(usually fascist) enemy"; and one was supposed to aspire to be just like the hero.The left, I believe, has gone a tad too far with this book.
    • I bought this for my granddaughter and read it myself first so this is an adult review, not a child’s. I was excited by the courageous, imaginative heroine and know my granddaughter will love it.
    • Great gift
    • My 8yo is an avid reader. Finding appropriate and engaging books for him has been a challenge.He could not put this book down. On day 5, after his normal lights out time, he came downstairs to say "Dad! Go on to right now and give this book a 5 star review. I loved it!" So there is his "its past your bedtime" review.Thank you for giving this Dad a hero moment. :D