The trouble with the story of The Einstein Code is it feels real! It’s a book meant for early teens but this adult thought he was reading a true-life story, not a fictional story created by the author J D Welch. The principal character is Ben. I could feel him sweating when his mum disappears. In many ways the hero of the story is Jess. (Am I allowed to call her a heroine nowadays?) Jess is smart and without her Ben would be lost. Nice balance J D Welch. This adult never saw the twist in the story looming on the horizon. I will not ask the young people (neighbours) who I know have read The Einstein code if they saw it coming because they probably did. Well it is written for them. And it is very well written.