Monday, October 9, 2017

Middle Grade Monday: The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge. 176 p. Random House Children's Books, May, 2017. 9781524713577. (Review from arc courtesy of publisher.)

Happy Monday TMS Readers! Betcha thought I forgot about posting Middle Grade Monday! I did not. But, I got in so late last night from my conference in Nashville and was so-o busy today at professional development that I had no time to post! The conference was great, by the way. 

So. Middle Grade Monday features The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge. This is a sad one. Albie has recently lost his mother to cancer. Both his parents were world-renowned scientists. His mother had worked with the Hadron Collider and developed theories about parallel universes. His father is a television personality who explains science so that anyone can understand Quantum Physics but he has very little time for Albie. When Albie finds a box with his mother's research notes, he decides to travel into parallel universes in search of one in which his mother is still alive. 

While there are humorous moments, Albie's grief is palpable. And that final universe? Grab your tissue box kids. It's a heartbreaker. 

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