By Kim Long
Published on: October 1, 2019
|Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament is a wonderful story of a 12-year old girl who has recently moved to a new school due to a change in her parents financial situation. She is lonely at her new school, which doesn’t even have a science club and Lexi really wants to be back at her old school (a science academy) with her old friends. To help get the money she needs to rejoin the science academy, she sets out to enter in the annual Teleportation Tournament with 2 classmates she enlisted from her new school in hopes that she wins. Once the tournament begins the 3 classmates are provided STEM-related clues to their first destination, which then gives them clues to the next destination and so forth. This is Amazing Race meets STEM students and teleportation devices! |
I found the book to be a very enjoyable read. I was engaged right from the start and appreciated how the author let each student shine with their own clue solving abilities as well as their personalities. Along the way the team makes choices and decisions that are not always correct, but in the end their perseverance pays off by teaching them the importance of teamwork and the value of friendship and most importantly just how cool science can be!
My best compliment to the author is that my 11-year old nephew said with a smile on his face that the book and the teleportation tournament sounded like “a really cool idea!” He has also given me permission to buy the book for him once it comes out, which I will because it was such a fun read and a good story.
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.