I had every intention of taking a break from "The Daily Booktalk" over this holiday week in order to rest, recharge and attempt to catch up on some reading. I was cleaning up my computer's desktop this morning and found the image of Stuart Gibbs' newest series starter. It doesn't pub until the fall but I am super-excited about this.
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs. Charlie Thorne series. 352 p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, September 17, 2019. 9781534424760.
Publisher synopsis: Charlie Thorne is a genius.
Charlie Thorne is a thief.
Charlie Thorne isn’t old enough to drive.
And 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.
But now, 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, needing her brilliance to find it first—even though this means placing her life in grave danger.
In a breakneck adventure that spans the globe, Charlie must crack a complex code created by Einstein himself, struggle to survive in a world where no one can be trusted, and fight to keep the last equation safe once and for all.
I've been a fan of Gibbs every since reviewing Belly Up for SLJ. He has such a fan base at my school that I no longer need to read his books to sell them to my students. I need to read them for me!