Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm
by Kate Messner
Walker & Company, 2012. 292 pgs. Fiction.

Jaden lives in a world where hurricanes and tornadoes are as commonplace as clouds and sunshine. Across the country, and particularly in the Midwest, kids can't ride bikes, people don't gather for sports' competitions, or dances, or movies because it would be too easy to get caught away from a Safe Shelter area and killed by a storm. Jaden feels lucky to be spending the summer with her father, whose Placid Meadows model city development is immune to storms due to some kind of proprietary technology her dad has developed. Enrolled in the Eye on Tomorrow Science Camp sponsored by her father's company, Jaden and her new friends Risha and Alex work on cloning and storm diffusion theories and technology, but the more Kate gets into the data, the more she realizes that all is not right with StormSafe nor with the technology her father may be using to remove nearby farmers from their land. Exciting, enlightening, and often frightening, Eye of the Storm tells the story of the power of the weather in a deeply unhappy future, and the urge to power that clouds judgment and destroys lives in any age.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

I ordered this and it didn't come! So disappointed. Love Messner's sports books and was looking forward to this.