I love this book and if a movie is made of it, it will be awesome, too. I love it because it seems so real. It's the perfect book for a summer holiday. I'm sure everyone who buys this book will laugh and enjoy it as much as I did. If I was rating this book, I'd give it the highest rank you could. --Hamish Newall, Age 9, Great Britain
Eden Unger Bowditch s The Atomic Weight of Secrets truly captures the voices of young people. It presents the characters as children, yet, through their shared experiences and, in some ways, because they must raise themselves, they mature beyond the years of normal children of that age. A nice balance was struck between these two. My favorite character was Faye. I guess it's because I am the father of two daughters, so I could identify with her best. Plus, the initial part of the book, when she was separated from her parents, was very powerful. The fear and the confusion the author captured here was overwhelming to me. That part of the book struck an emotive chord partly because I was identifying Faye s fear with that of my own girls if they were in a similar situation. It was frightening, quite frankly. The Atomic Weight of Secrets is a very special creation. It and the rest of the series will undoubtedly capture audiences of readers both young and old. An imaginative plot full of intrigue and mystery, characters that Middle School kids can relate to, plus the science and invention elements, will appeal to a whole subset of young readers. --Andrew Ferguson, Middle School Assistant Principal, Cairo American College
About the Author
Eden Unger Bowditch has been writing since she was very small. She has been writing since she could use her brain to think of something to say. She wrote while attaining her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and she wrote songs as lead singer of the band Enormous.
She has written stories and plays and shopping lists and screenplays and dreams and poems and also books about her longtime Baltimore home, like Growing Up in Baltimore and Druid Hill Park: The Historic Heart of Baltimore. She has been a journalist, as well as a welder, and an editor, and other things, too.
The Atomic Weight of Secrets is her first young adult novel, and she has been as excited writing it as she hopes you are reading it.
Presently, Eden lives with her family (husband and three children) in Cairo, Egypt. But that s another story entirely . . .