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 Charlie Thorne and the last equation (Charlie Thorne Novel)
 Author: Gibbs, Stuart

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 392 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 376517 ISBN: 9781534424760
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Einstein, Albert, -- 1879-1955 -- Fiction
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 Spies -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Racially mixed people -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Charlie Thorne is a genius, a thief, and isn't old enough to drive. But now it's up to her to save the world. Decades ago, Albert Einstein devised an equation that could benefit all life on earth--or destroy it. Fearing what would happen if the equation fell into the wrong hands, he hid it. A diabolical group known as the Furies are closing in on its location. In desperation, a team of CIA agents drags Charlie into the hunt, even though it means placing her life in grave danger.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.10
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 504518
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 77625

   Booklist (07/01/19)

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Booklist - 07/01/2019 At first glance, 12-year-old Charlie Thorne might appear reckless, especially when skiing off of Deadman’s Drop, but Charlie is always running the numbers. Her genius-level IQ lets her precisely calculate her landing, as well as the odds that two of the people on the slopes below are waiting to apprehend her. After an intense chase, CIA agents Dante Garcia and Milana Moon capture Charlie and convince (i.e., blackmail) her to help them find Pandora, a powerful equation believed to have been developed and hidden by Einstein—a terrorist group is also on its trail. Gibbs deftly pens an Alex Rider–level adventure with this series starter, as the trio races to solve clues and find Pandora before it falls into the wrong hands. Issues of racial and gender diversity are nicely folded into the plot, which moves at breakneck speed from start to literal cliff-hanger finish. Charlie is a wildly entertaining protagonist whose intelligence is balanced by normal preteen rebellion. It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to predict that this series will be popular.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-seller Gibbs is touring and seeing heavy publisher promotion for this title. A powerful equation in its own right! - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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