This novella is quite an adventure for young readers. Sebastian travels through various quantum realms with a number of tour guides. He experiences life threatening travel and receives quite a few lectures on the nature of quantum reality. At one point Sebastian's brain felt like a grapefruit being squished. There is a great deal of science material in the story that will challenge readers.
Readers learn much more in this short story than just about quantum physics. Sebastian also learns about identifying behavior patterns in himself and others. He is encouraged to use that knowledge to be self aware. There are some subtle lessons about being positive, not judging others, and not being afraid of differences in people. There is some heady stuff in the novel about the relationships between personal experience, information, and beliefs.
Montgomery is a materialist, I think. He suggests in the novel that all emotions can be reduced to quantum frequency patterns. He says in his biography that he believes a fundamental knowledge of quantum patterns explains everything, especially human behavior. He communicates that opinion clearly in this novel. I believe there is much more to we humans than pure material existence so that aspect of the novella was less than satisfying.
This novella is an exciting adventure into the quantum realm for young readers. One should be aware, however, that there is more than mere scientific knowledge being communicated in the book. Montgomery's views on the materialistic nature of humans comes through clearly.
You can find out more about the book at https://www.theqre.com/.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Mark A. Montgomery experienced a life transforming psychotherapy process in 2010. He began researching various sciences, leading to a desire to understand quantum reality. He has a passion to see that people understand how quantum patterns explain everything, especially human behavior. He lives in Oakland, California.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Book Publicity Services. My comments are an independent and honest review.