Meet Sal & Gabi–the Newest Characters from Rick Riordan Presents

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By Alison Wenger March 14, 2019

It’s about that time of the year when my 11-year-old son is struggling with reading homework. He’s already picked the most desired books from the school library and he’s on the search for something new and exciting.

One of his favorite authors, Rick Riordan (who wrote the Percy Jackson series), has been busy finding and publishing books written by other authors who are just entertaining. One of those authors is Carlos Hernandez. His latest, Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, is a hilarious and mind-bending science-fiction series perfect for engaging readers in the new year.

In Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, Hernandez hits readers with an imaginative premise: What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)?

Sal, who is missing his deceased mother consoles himself by pulling things and people from other dimensions simply by meditating. He bonds with a whip-smart girl named Gabi who faces the possible loss of her newborn baby brother. As their friendship grows, so does the adventure. The stakes are high as the more Sal intervenes with the universe, the higher the chances of he'll create irreversible damage.

Taking place in the near future, Sal and Gabi Break the Universe is set in Miami, which allows Hernandez to infuse the story with the food, language, and beliefs of his Cuban background.

Pick up this great new book today and watch your kids make some new fictional friends!