Genius by Leopoldo Gout

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Feiwel & Friends, 2016.

Three online friends from different parts of the world are drawn to Massachusetts for a contest of the youngest, brightest minds of the world. Though most of the contestants are simply there to win a tech contest, each of the friends has their own important agenda. And before they know it they’re in a race to save themselves, their families, and the world.

With alternating chapters by character I had a difficult time getting into the book. Two of the characters’ voices were very similar and the other startlingly different. I persisted, though, and was glad I did. It’s a high-stakes adventure that may especially appeal to kids who travel to participate in science and technology competition.

I received a copy Genius courtesy of NetGalley and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.

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