Brainwalker

Brainwalker❮Reading❯ ➷ Brainwalker Author Robyn Mundell – Oaklandjobs.co.uk One teen’s incredible journey may just blow his father’s mindFourteen year old Bernard thinks outside the box The only problem is that neither his school nor his ultra rational physicist father ap One teen’s incredible journey may just blow his father’s mindFourteen year old Bernard thinks outside the box The only problem is that neither his school nor his ultra rational physicist father appreciate his uniue ideas When he reacts to a stressful situation at school by mooning the class his suspension sends him straight to his father’s workplace After his frustrated father leaves him unattended Bernard does what any teen would do wander into the particle accelerator and accidentally get transported through a wormhole It doesn’t take long for Bernard to realize he’s in deep trouble Not only did the wormhole drop him in the middle of a civil war over a depleted resource but the battle is actually taking place inside his father’s brain Bernard has one chance to save the dying side of his father’s creative brain from the tyrannical left side Can he use his outside the box thinking to save his father’s lifeBrainwalker is a young adult sci fi fantasy novel that turns the world of neuroscience on its head If you like incredible fantasy worlds fast paced entertainment and the human mind then you’ll love Robyn Mundell and Stephan Lacast’s amazing journey inside the brain Buy Brainwalker to help the mind survive today. Isn’t that what it means to be a scientist? To push the boundaries of the unknown? To bravely actively explore the enormity of our universe ?” 14 year old Bernard always seems to be the black sheep wherever he goes He's a creative and free thinker living in a world full of people who mainly use logic and cold hard facts to live by Raised by scientists he aspires to become one too but how can he when he can't even think up a proper science fair project? All of his ideas seem to be too farfetched and unrealistic to be taken seriously Not only does that put a strain on his school life but on his home life too Bernard's father has an important job at a particle accelerator AKA an Atom smasher and Bernard's dreams of seeing it finally come true All his life Bernard saw his father as the most put together person he knew but his perspective changes during the unexpected trip to his work place His father was always a stickler for the rules but it seems he's become even so after his wife passed 6 months ago His father's drive to be as precise as possible seems to have put a block on his creative thinking His lack of new ideas has put him at a serious risk of losing his jobThat's when Bernard's out of the box thinking really kicks in He comes up with a totally rash and very dangerous idea to not only help his father but to hopefully prove to the world that he may be on to something great with his crazy theory With out giving much thought to how badly things could end up he runs through ALICE the atom smasher and ends up falling through a rabbit wormhole just as his father is about to stop him So where does he end up? Bernard finds himself in a place called the Brainiverse populated by alien like people called Holons that are split into two groups the Intuit's and the Reezon's This entire world is alive and runs on a sustenance called Energeia but whats even interesting is that the Brainiverse exists in his father's head When he befriends a couple of Intuit's he discovers that their source of life is being depleted and soon the Intuit's will become extinct and the part of his father's brain they live in will shut down completely He knows he has to help his new friends find Energeia to save their universe and ultimately his father's brain but what could he possibly do to help? Brainwalker by Robyn Mundell and Stephan Lacast is a sci fi story geared towards middle grade and YA readers with a love for science and an interest in the human brain This book is perfect for young readers who might be interested in learning about the human brain in an exciting and adventurous way These authors blend fact with fiction so well they'll have you uestioning whether it's possible if parallel universes really do exist even if they might be in someone else's head and what it might be like to travel to them The world building is so uniue and imaginative and I really loved the illustrations that helped bring this story to life even The writing is easy to follow and no matter how crazy one of the chracters' ideas may have been I was able to keep up This book also has tons of comedic parts that made me laugh and I loved the refrences to Alice in Wonderland tooI really liked Bernard as a character Despite always feeling like an outsider he stayed true to himself and never really let the critics in his life discourage him from what he loves most Balisides Adhista and Philemone were another few of my favories but I wish they along with some other secondary characters were built up just a little The villains in this book kept things interesting and created some intense moments but I would have liked a better understanding of them too However I know often than not younger readers want a book that gets straight to the point rather than having to spend multiple pages reading about character build up So I think these might be minor problems because you do learn just enough about them to care One other problem that I had was I felt there wasn't enough emotion during certain parts For example Bernad's mother had just passed away 6 months ago but he and his father talk about it as if it happened years before this story takes place And yes he does mention that he and his father miss her but you don't really feel it There were another couple of situations where something big happened to other characters and the MC's would talk about being upset by it and they would show their anger but they never really mourned or grieved For a 14 year old he goes through a lot of emotional stuff and I would have liked to see how he felt rather than being told about it This book doesn't leave off on a cliffhanger but it does leave you wondering about the future How has this changed Bernard and his father in their workschool and home life? What will happen to the holons in the Brainiverse? Will Bernard keep experimenting with wormholes and will he visit the Brainiverse or any other universes? I think there's plenty of opportunity for a second book and if that happens I would be happy to read it Overall this is a great sci fi story for young readers It's filled with exciting adventures and action scientific experiments parallel universes and character growth I think Brainwalker sends a few important messages to young readers which is great This book is currently on KU so grab it for free while you still can Thank you to Booktasters for introducing me to the authors of this book and thank you to Robyn Mundell and Stephan Lacast for letting me read and review your work Fun storyBrainwalker is a clever and fun book that takes the middle grade reader or teen reader on a wild ride into a world inside a brain A boy that can't seem to stay out of trouble goes to work with his scientist dad and things go sideways from there Some crazy way his mind gets out in his dad's brain But the kid isn't alone there he meets several characters in the Brainverse He has to help these characters to save his dad Brainwalker revolves around Bernard a boy who is just a character After finding some trouble at school he accompanies his father to work and gets into even trouble Particularly Bernard entering a wormhole sending him to his father's brain What I truly love most about this story is Bernard is not “a bad kid” or “class clown” He is a talented creative boy who just has not been given the best opportunities or outlets to really shine This story had me wondering is this for teens or adults? It is such a charming story for both For teens it is very creative adventurous science y and something I would think most kids could relate too For adults I can see parents reflecting on their own childhood remembering their creative selves thinking about their kids and where their inner artist went Similar to pixar where both teens and adults can enjoy the entertainment alike and both get something out of it Another small bonus is you may just learn a bit of science I must admit that I was a little surprised at how much I enjoyed this book It was like Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets science fiction Bernard is the son of two scientists but following his mother's accidental science related death everything seems to be going wrong His dad is now afraid of creativity and emotion and Bernard himself is struggling at school A chance trip to his dad's office finds Bernard sucked into a 'wormhole' and somehow ending up inside his dad's brain It's here that he begins to understand why his dad has lost his creative spirit It's a wonderful little book I would think aimed at children but definitely a fun read for adults too It's educational in terms of science and best of all makes science both easy to understand and interesting at the same time For someone me whose never really had an interest in science that's a biggie The writing is very imaginative and the scenes and characters in the 'brainiverse' are cleverly created and easy to picture I think this book is ideal for anyone who is interested in biology and science fiction as well But importantly I think everyone who has children should buy this to give them a fun way of learning about the human brain Thank you to brainwalkerfans on twitter for my free copy in exchange for an honest review As a first Young Adult novel of the writing team of Mundell Lacast we are drawn into Bernard's sensory and atmospheric world with great hopes that there will be a series of journeys to follow Not unlike experiencing Avatar in a 3D IMAX theater this exciting and provocative novel includes characters both in Bernard's outer and inner worlds and images of such dimension the reader cannot help but feel fully INVITED into this fantastical storyline Because of the writing style of BRAINWALKER the reader is allowed ample space to join in every detail sensory perception then I remembered Mom telling me empty space wasn't really empty it was filled with possibilitiesWhat I like the best about BRAINWALKER is that it employs a uniuely therapeutic modality into each page into each inhale exhale of a reader's journey that eually caresses and stimulates one's mind and heart rate Too often in Young Adult novels we as readers are told what to think or offered predictable characters and inevitable outcomes Not so with this writing team they artistically point to possibilities in the most poetic way We FEEL the piece without working at it and instead join in the journey effortlessly and in anticipation of each next turn of eventsThe novel's characters are fully developed and exhibit their challenges as well as redemptive ualities making them easily relatable to all agesIn fact so broad and important are this novel's messages I strongly feel it ought to be mandatory school reading for tweensteens across the country I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFirst of all as you can see from my rating I uite enjoyed reading about the adventures of Bernard who travels through a wormhole inside his emotionally distant dad's brain and finds out that there's a whole universe a Brainiverse living inside of it So he makes it his uest to save his dad who is in grave danger because the whole right hemisphere of his brain the one from where intuition creativity and impulse stems from is dried up from Energeia the powerful source that gives live to his brainThis book had everything a great adventure has to offer It was funny witty and full of suspense Nail biting moments had you glued to the screen and you were really feeling for this boy who lost his mother and had made it his mission not to lose his dad either There were hand less pirates freakish spaceshipsvessels allies and enemies every kid will be thrilled to read aboutIt was perfect as a middle grade read but readers from all age groups will be able to enjoy this fast paced adventure since you will be able to laugh adventure and sympathize with this boy who loved science and before the end had to find the much needed balance in order to save a whole world as well as his dad Brainwalker was a very exciting and clever book featuring a boy who finds himself in his dad's brain with the opportunity to save him from his decreasing creativity and mental flexibility I would describe the plot as fast paced imaginative and adventurous With both elements of actual brain anatomy as well as fantastical components the setting for the novel is mostly the inside of the protagonist's father's brain the Brainiverse Mundell and Lacast introduce science terms and facts amidst the science fiction throughout the book that could spur an interest in science among their audience I could definitely have seen my upper elementarymiddle school self having enjoyed this book Overall this was an entertaining read and I rate it 45 stars I received a free copy from Netgalley to review I enjoyed reading Brainwalker I thought the premise was pretty clever – definitely an approach to teenage urban fantasy that I’ve never seen before I found myself uite enad with Bernard and all his geeky uestions and theories He’s charming and creative and perceptive – a great counter character to his father who is obviously having a hard time and is kind of blahBernard accidentally travels through a wormhole and ends up in his Dad’s brain The plot hinges on a left brain vs right brain conflict which is definitely interesting He also finds out that his Dad’s brain is shutting down due to energy loss and function failure The science molded with fiction is pretty entertaining and it creates an interesting conflict for the storyIt’s written well The characters are well rounded the conflict is great and the science is surprisingly interesting I think the author took a few liberties with the left brain being totally logical and the right brain being totally logistic but hey it’s science fiction right? Besidesunderneath all the neurology it’s really a story about connection and love and fighting for what’s importantThis is a great read and perfect for the 12 15 age rangeI received a digital copy of this title for an unbiased opinion and reviewing purposes I was sent this book for review It is about a boy named Bernard who aspires to be a scientist His mother died in a experiment and his father has ceased to be creative ever since Bernard gets into a lot of trouble at school and on one ocasion that he gets suspended his dad takes him to work with him to a science lab Upon exploring the facilities Bernard gets sucked into his fathers brain via a wormhole He discovers an alternate universe that needs his help to restore itself and his fathers life depends on it I really really enjoyed this book because it’s concept was so original and nothing like I’ve read before Bernard was a very normal character and a lot of things in this book really made me think about who we are as people and what controls us The adventure that was lives in this book was extremely enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy and wants to read something original This book was amazing See my full review onFrom the very beginning I loved this novel I loved the concept I loved the characters I loved realizing that my students would love this and that it would be a wonderful tie in with teaching about the brain and even theme in literature I have honestly been telling all of my friends that they are reuired to read this book I even have one committed to doing so YESOK the first thing that I want to mention is how realistic the characters are For example near the beginning of this book Bernard moons his whole class I've actually been mooned by a student Another thing that you come to expect as a teacher is that students often think creatively when we expect them to think logically In my two years as a teacher I have learned not to ask why a student does something They either won't know or I really don't want to know Bernard is a perfect example of this aspect of junior highAs previously stated I loved the concept of this book and that it can be used to teach theme In a sentence the theme could easily be stated as It is important to use both creative and logical thinking This theme is blatantly obvious throughout the entire book Heck Bernard is on a mission to save Floyd from only thinking logically I think that this is an important concept for middle school individuals to consider It is difficult to mature into adulthood while maintaining a healthy level of creative thinking I love that this book will inspire children to keep that part of their thinking aliveI strongly urge you to read this book Please let me know what you think