Michael Faraday is an exciting subject for a biography: the nineteenth-century British working-class, religious kid who grew up to change our daily lives with his groundbreaking discoveries in electricity and magnetism. Many teens will be interested in his religion and his synthesis of science and Christianity. Unfortunately, the style here is heavy going; it's laboriously detailed and dry, not only about the physics and chemistry but also about Faraday's life. Give this to good readers who need a fresh biography subject, especially those who want to know about the history of science and technology. Like others in the Oxford Portraits in Science series, this includes diagrams, a chronology, and a long bibliography.