I had not read the Starcatchers series before reading this novel, but I really didn’t have to. I was familiar with the basic premise, and that was enough to get me through the parts that referenced other elements of the series. I enjoyed the adventure, the link to Einstein, and the good versus evil elements of this novel, but some things required more suspension of disbelief than I was willing to give. I had to keep reminding myself that Sarah and Aiden were high school students since it seemed as though they acted more like middle school students. It also seemed implausible that a 17-year old and a 15-year old could elude their parents, the police, the FBI, and a private investigator for as long as they did, and the fact that the authors brought Disney World into this story makes me suspicious that they are somehow going to combine their Kingdom Keepers series with their Starcatchers series. Nevertheless, I recommend this book to fans of both series.
Recommended for grades 5-12. For more information, visit Peter and the Starcatchers.