“Excellent story with well developed characters and an awesome setting. My students are currently participating in a Growth Mindsets. Can’t wait for publication. It would totally coincide with our brainology studies… I couldn’t put it down.” — Pam Bruce, ALA Librarian
“Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets science fiction” – Leonie B.
“Grabbed me so thoroughly that I read it nonstop in three hours… It turned into a wild ride, while bringing me occasional flashbacks to Lewis Carroll’s works and a book I read years ago called The Phantom Tollbooth.” – Paul M.
“I really loved this book. It may be educational but I didn’t notice! It was like the Wizard of Oz, but in a brain. Living buildings, submarines with personality. I just loved every creature in this book.” — J.D.
“The tale is well-written and carries the reader along effortlessly through an imaginative civilization, introducing young readers to the difference between intuition and rationalization while keeping the story light and adventurous. Young people who enjoy reading stories like Juster’s ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ will enjoy this book.” — Rowena L.
“I didn’t imagine this witty, ironic, funny and educational book
would become one of my 2016 favorite reads.”— Alexia P.
“In the novel Brainwalker, Mundell and Lacast have devised an ingenious plot using the tesseract concept found in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ with the setting being the brain of the protagonist’s father.” — Douglas B. Educator
“This story is full of high-stakes adventure, and it often excels in its imaginative and allegorical exploration
of real-world issues” — Kirkus Reviews
“I couldn’t help but notice the eerie parallel between the chaotic divisiveness that is going on in our political discourse and between the two polarized sides of Bernard’s father brain.” — Paul K. Assemblyman
“The descriptions of the various locations, creatures, and residents of the Brainiverse are both fun and intelligent. Bernard is an engaging protagonist.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A fun way for kids/preteens to learn about science and the brain. The pictures are also really great and add a lot to the story” — Olivia F., Reviewer at Harvard Medical School
“The characters and the setting of this book are truly unique and very diverse, the plot is filled with fiction mixed with real brain concepts and puts everything into perspective from both fiction and reality” — Gabrielle M.
“Definitely an approach to teenage urban fantasy that I’ve never seen before. I found myself quite enamored with Bernard and all his geeky questions and theories… Underneath all the neurology, it’s really a story about connection and love and fighting for what’s important.” — Kristen C.
“‘Brainwalker’ is a great scientific fiction and that offers the readers a fantastic experience of the scientific adventure with the beautifully written words, the well laid out plots, and lifelike characters in the story.” — Yichen T.
“Story starts and ends with the MOON! All will have to take a read to find out what I am talking about. This is a great Teen read revolving around young minds faced with the challenges of life.” — Linda B.
5 stars – “The authors have found a creative way to introduce the functions of the brain in a creative way that’s full of action, adventure, and suspense. This will be a popular book in middle grades and middle school boys will enjoy this one!” — Susan G., ALA Librarian
“Teachers are always looking for ways to enhance scientific literacy and Brainwalker is the perfect vehicle to bridge the gap between exciting adventure and scientific inquiry.” — Jennifer C., Educator
“Brainwalker’s imaginative premise instantly reminded me of the tesseract concept in ‘A Wrinkle In Time’… If traversing time and space can bring us to distant worlds and other dimensions, why not first plumb the inner universe of the human mind?” — Sarah D., Reviewer
“This brilliant new novel grapples with the most exciting topic possible, and invites middle school, young adults and also adult readers into the inexhaustible mystery of the universe. Take the walk.”
— Maureen G., Educator
Watch the book trailer for Brainwalker“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.” Carl Sagan
Summary of Brainwalker – sci fi fantasy book
One teen’s incredible journey may just blow his father’s mind…
Fourteen-year-old Bernard thinks outside the box. The only problem is that neither his school nor his ultra-rational physicist father appreciate his unique 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 life?
Brainwalker 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!