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The exciting saga of Mara Turing: A hacker girl unraveling the Ultimate Secret

Rise of the Hackers
(Mara Turing #1)

Evil Reborn
(Mara Turing #2)

Falko's Missing Files
(Mara Turing #3)

More than 30.000 readers have already learned the difference between “program” and “being programmed.”

With the Mara Turing book series, kids learn about the good (and bad) sides of technology in an entertaining way.

J. Padilla with teens in a recent book signing event

Reviews from readers

Couldn’t put the book down (Susan)

What a great book! My nine year old son loved it, as I did ! (nearly forty) such an exciting story, plenty of laugh out loud moments and thrilling moments too. The premise of this story is pretty captivating. You end up learning about coding through their characters as well as the bad and good use of the technology nowadays. Couldn’t put the book down. The book keeps children and adults fully engaged the whole way through.

My son liked it so much that he asked me to sign him into robotics after reading the book (Ms Belinda)

Like most kids, my son (12) loves video games, and at times it seems like is the only thing he likes. I am sure many of you can relate to that. After having read all his favourites authors, we have found difficult to find books he would be interested in. We were recommended this book by a friend who has a child similar age and decided to give it a go. I was not expecting much to be honest, it has been a while since he has been hooked by a book. He absolutely loves the book and has come off his video games the whole week so that he could read it. He has shared with me some in depth knowledge about how smartphones can track people or how hackers can access your device. He likes it so much that he has now asked me to sign him into robotics after reading this book. I would say this has been a win-win for us!


The kids have to use their brains to think outside of the box solutions. Fantastic! (SunDowner2)

I loved this book! My teen loved this book! My younger child will love this one one day. This is not only a great story, but it teaches kids the importance of being careful with electronics, but not in a preachy way. More of a, there’s a lot of fun out there…but there are some dangerous things too. These are clean books, the kids have to use their brains to think of outside the box solutions. Fantastic!

An expert reviewer from LoveReading4Kids said about this book...

Javi Padilla’s ‘Rise of the Hackers’ is an enlightening start to a new series for readers around 11+ that teaches online safety via stealth and will leave them with lots of questions and keen to find out what happens next with Mara and her friends…

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