Agent C2C

Positive for People and Planet

Young Adult - Action
366 Pages
Reviewed on 10/31/2022
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Author Biography

The illustrated action-comedy novel is based on the ground-breaking, eco-intelligent and climate-smart Cradle to Cradle (C2C) school of thought at the heart of the global circular economy, and the life of C2C co-founder and world-renowned chemist Michael Braungart. I was inspired to produce this novel together with artists from around the globe, as C2C aims at empowering all members of society to produce MORE GOOD, i.e., positive effects for people and planet.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Agent C2C: Positive for People and Planet is an action-packed and illustrated adventure which is climate and planet conscious from cover to cover. It is best suited to the young adult and adult reading audiences and was created by author team Ehrengard Hohbach, George Hohbach, and Scott Marcano with additional illustrations by Juan Romera. The storyline follows a world-saving mission to upcycle and reconnect with our planet’s needs, removing the concepts of toxic waste and greenhouse gas production. Following the Cradle to Cradle design concept that was co-founded by chemist Michael Braungart, readers will learn insightful new ways to save the world within this action-packed comedy adventure tale.

Author team Ehrengard Hohbach, George Hohbach, and Scott Marcano have a clear vision in mind for this immersive work, and for the right audience, it will deliver absolutely every detail and follow-up question that a young reader could possibly have about circular economy and C2C. I think it’s wonderful to engage young readers (and the not-so-young who want an accessible jumping-off point to understand the concepts) in such important concepts that directly affect their future on this planet, and the illustrations and diagrams also offer a lot of clarity for the concepts being explained. The narrative style in part one is fast-paced and interesting, with plenty of zippy dialogue to increase the tension and lots of action-packed, cinematically described scenes. Then, part two offers a strong background to the tale and lots of supplementary matter that would easily fit into the classroom and home-schooling settings for keen science fans to explore. Overall, I’d certainly recommend Agent C2C for YA readers as a great introduction to chemistry and eco-issues affecting our future.

Pikasho Deka

Agent C2C: Positive for People and Planet is a fast-paced action-adventure novel by Ehrengard Hohbach, George Hohbach, and Scott Marcano. When a vial full of the dangerous T-Rex virus is stolen from a top-secret US military facility in New Mexico, US President Munger seeks the services of world-famous chemist Michael Braungart - a waste management activist and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle non-profit organization and its circular economy principles. Michael and his half-brother Rocky, alongside Interpol agent Piper, travel undercover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where international terrorist Alex Torex has stored the T-Rex virus in his villa. Meanwhile, the president's eighteen-year-old daughter Peggy Munger has taken up with North Legeria dictator Jimbo Jam, creating a major geopolitical scandal of her own. Can Michael and his friends save the world from a deadly virus outbreak and will Peggy end up with Jimbo Jam? Find out in Agent C2C.

James Bond meets Mission Impossible with a dash of Spy Kids. That's how this young adult action-adventure odyssey by authors Ehrengard Hohbach, George Hohbach, and Scott Marcano feels. With a light-hearted narrative filled with humor and quick-witted dialogue, you find yourself having a good time from start to finish. The banter between the different characters might remind you of the Marvel movies where the superheroes kept trying to outwit each other during a mission. Agent C2C also incorporates the ideas and principles of Michael Braungart's real-life non-profit Cradle to Cradle organization, which deals with issues related to waste management, cleaning up oceans, circular economy, climate change, and much more. An entertaining novel that I will gladly recommend.

Asher Syed

Agent C2C: Positive for People and Planet by Ehrengard and George Hohbach, and Scott Marcano, is a comedy action eco-fiction novel that revolves around Agent C2C, born with the name Michael, and his partner, Agents Lee. C2C and Lee are partners both in their personal and professional lives, putting on accidental nude shows for the US President and Chinese Premier and espousing the importance of eco-responsibility through the Cradle to Cradle zero-waste concept. Following an entertaining exchange with POTUS in front of an audience, Agent C2C becomes the number one booking in the country and organizations are clamoring to talk to him about positive change. Peggy, the President's teen daughter, comes with a Secret Service entourage. Two global crises, four enthusiastic eco-warriors, and a chance to actually save the planet? Count them all in.

The first thing that strikes a reader when they pick up Agent C2C is that it starts off weirdly funny. That's intentional and, frankly, it's also brilliant. Authors Ehrengard and George Hohbach, and Scott Marcano are able to thread together an actual plot and a full cast of well-developed characters, whizzing readers on an armchair travel adventure around the world. My favorite is the plucky eighteen-year-old daughter of the president who seems to have a better head on her shoulders than her father and, of course, Agent C2C, who comes with a full arsenal of jokes. I wasn't expecting the comic-style illustrations and they were able to breathe even greater life into an already fleshed-out story. Finally, the real work of what C2C means, its mission, and its importance are effectively detailed in the latter portion of the novel. It's both entertaining and educational, and a true delight. Very highly recommended.