The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge is a juvenile fiction book, probably best for 4-5 graders.
Maisie wakes up on her tenth birthday, excited to be growing up and all that that entails. She can’t wait to open her presents, especially all the parts to make her own nuclear reactor. Maisie isn’t your ordinary kid, shes super smart and already taking college courses online.
But when Maisie wakes up, something isn’t right. Her Mom, Dad and sister are missing, there’s no sign of life anywhere, and when she opens the front door, there is nothing but never ending blackness. Even super smart Maisie isn’t able to keep cool when confronted with this much crazy.
Will she wake up to find out this is all a bad dream or has something seriously gone wrong with the universe?
At first I thought this book was going to be way to easy for my stem club audience, which is usually 4-6th graders. Maisie seemed a little too young and I wasn’t sure the boys in my group would enjoy the sister drama. But then things took a turn for the weird, the science-y and there was actually quite a bit of suspense.
For such a short, quick read, there was a lot going on and a lot of themes one could touch upon if doing a lesson on the book. It was also jam-packed with science facts about the universe, which I am always looking for, for my STEM club.
I was surprised that I enjoyed this one. I don’t necessarily think it’s a book for everyone and I am not a hundred percent sure the boys in my group will be totally in to it, but I think I may give it a go for my book club since it’s available digitally and a pretty quick read.
This one gets 4 stars from me.
That’s all for now!