Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao
Harper Collins (2009)
Reviewed by Sam Hartman (age 10) for Reader Views (8/09)
“Herbert’s Wormhole” by Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao was an interesting science fiction book because it was based on a real science concept called wormholes (or time travel). It is stationed in the years 2009 and 2109 in Merwinsville. The main characters are Herbert and Alex. Now, if there is one thing you must know about Herbert and Alex, it is that they are opposites. Herbert is an inventor and Alex loves video games. One day, they are forced to play together on Alex’s new jungle gym and things start to get messy.
Well, Herbert upgraded some video game suits that were supposed to make you walk through walls, but when Alex turned on his suit, a shimmering curtain of blue light appeared at the mouth of the slide. It was a wormhole, which allows you to travel through time at the speed of light, and Alex and Herbert got sucked in. When Alex and Herbert came out of the wormhole, they are in a museum exhibit one hundred years in the future. While there some bad things happen. Will they be able to escape and get back to their own time? Read the book to find out.
I definitely recommend this book for anyone from age 7 to 70. I should mention that everyone in my family read and enjoyed the book, including my 7-year-old brother and my 13-year-old cousin. “Herbert’s Wormhole” by Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao is a great book for reluctant readers because it was funny and had great cartoon pictures.