Kid’s Book Review: Your Adventures at CERN

Kid’s Book Review: Your Adventures at CERN

About the Book and Author

This is a cool interactive book that will appeal to any child who likes science or is curious to discover more about how particle physics effects our lives.

As soon as you open this book, YOU become the protagonist! You will be catapulted to CERN, one of the most famous laboratories in the world – a real scientific wonderland of underground tunnels, massive experiments and technological marvels.

Readers get to choose to play the role of a researcher, a student or a tourist. Either way yourself for a rather bizarre adventure filled with loads of brain-tickling facts about particles and other scientific wonders.

Book cover
Leitzia Diamante

Letizia Diamante’s childhood was laden with gamebooks📚, action films🎬 and Japanese anime🗾. Nothing, however, could beat the amazement she felt at the age of 8 when she came close to a real T-rex skeleton🦴. Over the years, she has immersed herself in the world of science👩‍🔬, received a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge (UK)🎓, and kept her enthusiasm for adventure and exploration🕵️‍♀️. Secretly, she still has a soft spot for paleo-creatures🦕.

She loves writing about the latest discoveries🤖, making videos about scientists📸, exploring science museums and taking part in science festivals. During her time at CERN, she had special access to the biggest particle accelerator on Earth🌍, and the experimental caverns 100 metres (328 feet) underground👇. She thinks CERN is a wonderful setting for a game-book that introduces the fascinating world of particle physics💥. She hopes this book will inspire young readers to be intellectually intrepid.

Claudia Flandoli is a comic book author and a scientific illustrator. She lives and works in the UK, where she collaborates with researchers from the University of Cambridge by illustrating their studies.

Book Review

I loved learning to understand new science (as a person who already enjoys science)

The book caught my eye straight away with its colourful cartoon type cover which I loved. I was pleased that the cartoon style of design continued throughout the book.

I was not sure what CERN was at the beginning but upon starting to read the book, I quickly found out what CERN really is – a massive laboratory on the Swiss/French border used to conduct amazing experiments so we can learn more about particles and dark matter.

The book is set out in a way that you get to choose a character and plot a course as you turn the pages. I got to choose which way to go, whilst solving puzzles and answering questions along the way. This format is effective in drawing you further in to the journey. The book gets you involved right from the beginning and it’s hard to put down.

It is truly very, very interesting reading and I loved learning to understand new science (as a person who already enjoys science).

I tried my hardest to find something I disliked about the book. However, I was unable to find any part of the book I disliked!

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science and maths, and suggest it is suitable for children aged of 10 – 15 years.

As this was my favourite book I’ve reviewed yet, I just have to give it a 5/5!

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Marsden
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: computer games, reading, riding my bike
  • Dislikes: mis-matching clothes and minced beef
  • Favourite Book: Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  • Favourite Song: BTS Dynamite
  • Favourite Film: Marvel End Games