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George and the Big Bang

First published in the Guardian Online, by kids for kids reviews, 

‘Full of hairy moments, and scientific puzzles, this is a roller-coaster ride for George and Annie’

This is the third book in this series, and in my opinion, the best! In the earlier two books, two curious twelve year olds, George and Annie had some seriously interesting adventures that involved going to Jupiter and riding Comets and Asteroids. In this book, they have a new adventure on their hands.

It all starts with George’s pet pig Freddy being moved to a farm. Not happy with this move, George and his friend Annie search for the best place for pigs to live. They do this on Annie’s dad’s supercomputer Cosmos, which knows everything there is to know! Cosmos directs them to a place supposedly ideal for pigs! As Cosmos opens a window for them to see this place, George and Annie can see the place is already filled with some people who seem to be having a meeting. To their puzzlement, the people seemed to be discussing how the large hadron collider (LHC) can be destroyed with a bomb! George and Annie know enough about the collider to know that it is about to carry out the most famous experiment in the history of physics: the recreation of the initial conditions of the birth of the universe. The people belong to TOERAG, an organization that believes that the experiment will destroy the world, and they are hell bent upon destroying the LHC, and the scientist working on it (including Annie’s dad Eric) first! George and Annie have a tough mission on their hands: to stop a bomb that cannot be defused.

Read the full review on the Guardian Books website…




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