Monday, March 8, 2021

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City by Stuart Gibbs - ESSENTIAL

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City by Stuart Gibbs
, 367 pages. Simon & Shuster, 2021. $18 

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (danger, shooting) 



Charlie has been laying low in a remote South American city, spending her days surfing, reading, and volunteering at a tortoise breeding center. One day, however, not only one stranger comes looking for Charlie specifically, but two. One takes Charlie to the Center, where they have found a riddle written into the undershell of an ancient tortoise. The other is tracking down Charlie for the Russians, because they want Pandora, Einstein’s formula, which is only stored in Charlie’s brain. 

Charlie’s newest puzzle will reunite her with her half-brother, CIA agent Dante, expose more layers of betrayal and danger, and send into the deep of the Amazon on the search for something Darwin says will change the world as we know it. You still have to believe that Charlie can do what she does, even though she is only 12. However, the excitement and sleuthing and sheer level of danger makes up for the lack. Definitely turning into a globe-trotting National Treasure series. So much fun! 

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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