We received a complimentary copy of Genius: The Game for review. All opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.
GENIUS: THE GAME. This book takes you on a wild ride with three teens that are gifted with individual talents and are from all around the world.
About the Book:
Available May 3rd from Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan, GENIUS: THE GAME is an inspiring and brilliant story that features teens can do anything they put their mind to. In the trilogy Genius: The Game, three teen cyber-geniuses from around the world (Rex, Tunde, and Painted Wolf) must win a technology-based Game of the highest of stakes. “Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary.” This is an action-packed, diverse, and thrillingly interesting novel. While the novel is geared to teenagers, it’s inspiring for people of all ages and celebrates the universal and color-blind power of innovative thinking.
A Renaissance man, Leopoldo Gout is a producer behind many films including Days of Grace, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times called “a potent and vigorous film.” He is also a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Leopoldo is currently involved in various film and television projects including major adaptations of the Alex Cross series, with the author James Patterson and the upcoming film adaption of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, also with James Patterson.
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I have to admit that I was hooked onto this book the moment I read the description. The only thing that confused me was the back. On the back cover of the book where it lists the names and describes them, was “Painted Wolf”. I don’t understand why it was printed with a VERY close color to the background. I get she was like a spy, but still.
Anyways, once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. It only took me one and a half days to read including school. Granted I do read VERY fast. This book is a very good book for anyone who like programming or coding. One thing I loved was how it showed some coding even though it could have just said in the book, “then there was a string of coding”.
The book also included pictures too. Not may, but just enough to add a little flare to the book. Honestly, I would recommend this book to teens 13+ just because of the fact of me being 13 and not knowing what some of the mathematical words were. I doubt anyone younger would know those words unless they were a, *cough* GENIUS.
10 out of 10 would recommend.
TRUST NO ONE. EVERY CAMERA IS AN EYE. EVERY MICROPHONE AN EAR. FIND ME AND WE CAN STOP HIM TOGETHER.
REX: Sixteen-year-old Mexican American. One of the best programmers in the world. Determined to find his missing brother.
TUNDE: Fourteen-year-old self-taught engineering genius. Brought the Internet to his Nigerian village. Targeted by a ruthless military warlord.
Mysterious sixteen-year old activist blogger. Pulled into the spotlight when her father became involved with a corrupt Chinese official.
THE GAME: Two hundred geniuses. A head-to-head competition devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary.
WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION.