Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

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The CIA forces twelve-year-old Charlotte "Charlie" Thorne, a rebellious genius, to use her code-breaking skills on an epic global chase to locate Einstein's last equation before dangerous agents discover it and unlock the solution to harnessing energy.-- Provided by Publisher.
Decades ago, Albert Einstein devised an equation that could benefit all life on earth-- or destroy it. Now a diabolical group known as the Furies are hunting for the equation. In desperation, a team of CIA agents drags Charlie Thorne into the hunt. Charlie is a genius... a thief... and not old enough to drive. But she must crack a complex code created by Einstein himself, survive in a world where no one can be trusted, and fight to keep the last equation safe once and for all. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781534424760
Branch Call Number: J F GIB
Characteristics: 392 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Aug 21, 2020

This book is one of my favourites, usually I wouldn't read long books with lots of words but with this one I couldn't stop reading it. The relationship between Dante and Charlie is very intriguing. This book is full of action sequences with cars and guns, but also a lot of thinking and calculations. I really enjoyed reading this book and re-read it almost every month.

IndyPL_MarianneK Aug 15, 2019

This is so much fun! Math, Einstein, and CIA shoot outs become par for the course for our 12 year-old heroine. Gibbs does a wonderful job of adding context without it feeling like a teaching moment. Also, did I mention how much fun this is? Charlie is sassy, daring, and hecka smart. This one will keep you on edge until the end!


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Nov 05, 2020

green_snake_2003 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13


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cmlibrary_jcurrie Feb 03, 2020

Charlie Thorne is a 12-year old genius. She is so smart that she is already attending college. The CIA needs someone who is super smart to help them crack a code and track down an important equation called Pandora. This equation was created by Albert Einstein shortly before he died, and it was never published. He did leave clues to Pandora’s whereabouts, but no one has been able to decode his clues. The CIA decides to recruit Charlie to see if she can help them recover the equation before it falls into the wrong hands.


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