Recently, I had the opportunity to read a book and write a review for Robyn Mundell and Stephan Lacast. They are the authors of Brainwalker.
Brainwalker is a middle grade, sci-fi novel. It has been independently published on Amazon by Mundell and Lacast. Copies of the book can be found for $5.99 on Kindle, $20.32 in hardcover, and $12.99 in paperback. The best news? It’s available with Prime.
Independent Amazon authors often offer amazing reads. Their books may not be on the front shelves of a Barnes and Noble, but they are entertaining stories from authors who are just getting started. This is definitely the case for Brainwalker.
Brainwalker is the story of Bernard, an eighth grader with a passion for science. Much of his passion comes from his parents; they are both scientists, but his mother was recently killed in an experiment gone wrong.
Readers are introduced to Bernard’s story while he is struggling to come up with a science project his teacher will take seriously. When things go awry, he is taken to his dad’s office. The home of a particle accelerator.
That is when things really start speeding up, and Bernard suddenly finds himself inside his father’s brain!
I won’t ruin the book for all of you anxious readers, but here is my take on the work as a whole. It has been a few years since I read a middle grade novel. From what I remember of my thirteen-year-old self, I think I would have loved this novel when I was in it’s age category. It is well written and very creative. Back in my own middle school days, I was a big fan of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle. Brainwalker really brought me back to that series. Both novels focus heavily on science terms, so you learn while you read. It isn’t a book you can zone out to, you have to be paying attention.
Despite not reading much middle grade fiction anymore, I enjoyed Brainwalkers. It may have started a new sci-fi trend in my reading, so stay tuned to see if I pick up a copy of the original Star Wars from the library or some new YA sci-fi novel.
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