Code 7

Cracking the Code for an Epic Life

Children - Audiobook
114 Pages
Reviewed on 10/07/2019
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Bryan is a real-life adventurer. When he's not climbing the peaks of Mout Kilimanjaro or flying airplanes, he's exploring the inner-workings of the human brain and investing in breakthrough science. Bryan prefers fist bumps over handshakes, hip hop to jazz, and pizza without crust.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life by Bryan R. Johnson is a book for young readers with powerful lessons. It features stories of seven students at Flint Elementary School and explores very relevant themes, including creativity, teamwork, friendship, bullying, adventure, and the importance of contributing to their society, of being valued, and the sense of belonging. We encounter a wide cast of characters that are elaborately developed: Jefferson, Sebastian, Genevieve, Talmage, Samantha, Alec, and Kaitlyn. The book starts with the story of Jefferson Johnson, a natural painter, who creates a beautiful mural to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the school, with a grand opening in the presence of the townsfolk, including the mayor. Each chapter has a story of each of the characters and the last chapter brings all of them together.

This is a book with great lessons for young readers and most grownups will feel strong resonances as they move from one story to the next and from one character to the next. The plot in each story is ingeniously done and each story has its climax and a satisfactory conclusion. Character handling is impeccable and the writing is tight and suitable for young readers. From the thematic development to the realism infused into the stories, Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life is a work that is exciting and that engages the reader right away.

The narrator did an awesome job and the audio doesn’t fail to capture the excitement of the story, the strong drama, and the humor that sets it apart. The male voice is strong and compelling, adjusting to the characters and the different situations. Bryan R. Johnson is one of my favorite children's authors and I loved how real the stories are as well as their educational benefit.