THE JAMIE DRAKE EQUATION
by CHRISTOPHER EDGE
Reviewed by Miss G
STAR RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ but the other two in the series are ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
RECOMMENDED YEAR GROUP: 5/6
INTERESTS: space, science, physics, maths
THEMES: family, science, divorce
IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU’LL LOVE:
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge
The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge
This book follows a boy called Jamie whose dad is an astronaut. Jamie feels like his dad is the centre of the universe and everything else comes second best. He randomly finds an observatory, meets a scientist and manages to download an alien communication through his mobile phone (not sure I believed this bit!). I won’t tell you the whole story, but this life form ends up helping Jamie in the end.
This is the third book I have read by this author; however, I struggled a little with this one as the plot was a bit jumpy. All three books are science-based stories which makes a refreshing change. They are short novels and easy to read, they are popular with boys, in particular in my Year 5 class. They also have relatable characters that link with what children may experience in real life. Ideal for reading with a class. I recommend you read the other two books first as they were both excellent.