Thursday, February 21, 2019

Quantum Mechanics by Jeff Weigel -ESSENTIAL

Quantum Mechanics by Jeff Weigel, 223 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Delacorte (Penguin Random), 2018 $13
Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.



Rox and Zam love to work on their own project in the space junkyard. There is never the parts they need but they learn to get creative. When a real space ship, The Quasar Torrent comes to ask for help, their dad refuses. But Rox and Zam want a challenge and offer to help. They do such a great job that the captain keeps them. Quickly they find out they on a ship with space pirates who are fighting against a corrupt corporation. They are surprised to find that they like their jobs but there are many dangers and they must be creative to survive.

This was a fantastic graphic novel that fully fleshes out a whole world with many believable characters, motives, and subplots. I can’t believe that much is packed into 223 pages, I left feeling like I knew all of the characters and was rooting for them. Honestly it was like reading a great movie. I think student readers will love this book, it’s fast paced and has a ton of heart. I like that girls are mechanics. Upper elementary and middle school will enjoy this read. The illustrations are fantastic.

Reviewer: Stephanie MLS & Author.

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