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Author: Gibbs, Stuart
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781534424760
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

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New York Times best-selling author Stuart Gibbs begins a new series with an entertaining espionage thriller featuring twelve-year-old Charlotte ‘Charlie” Thorne, a rebellious supergenius with amazing code-breaking skills. Recruited by the CIA, Charlie faces perilous situations on an epic global chase to locate Einstein’s last equation, Pandora, before diabolical foreign agents. With the fate of the world potentially in the balance, Charlie and her CIA team chase after clues to find Pandora, an equation with a short-cut for harnessing atomic energy that could benefit or destroy the world. Action includes being chased by a racist German group of madmen, dealing with the Mossad, solving puzzles, skate boarding and other athletic stunts by the protagonist, cryptology, double crosses and much more. Plenty of science dealing with physics and mathematics, plus background about genius Albert Einstein is thrown into the mix of mystery and adventure. The cliffhanging ending will have upper elementary and middle school readers eagerly awaiting this brilliant brave heroine’s next adventure.

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