Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Sam Copeland, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Uma Gnudersonn has plenty of questions to ask but can’t find too many answers until the day when, along with best friend Alan, she finds Athena – a genius artificial intelligence. Together they take on the challenge of defeating dastardly, dangerous Stella Daw and her company Minerva whilst seeking ways to make Uma’s dad speak again.

This is a fast-paced, laugh out loud, crazy story with Copeland’s customary footnotes. There are enticing illustrations throughout by Sarah Horne, and what is subtly written underneath, is a tender story of a little girl grieving the loss of her family and searching for answers.

Does she find them? Maybe!

Published by Puffin

Reviewed by Justine Daniels