Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

eBook - 2012 | 1st U.S. ed
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Jaden's summer visit with her meteorologist father, who has just returned from spending four years in Russia conducting weather experiments not permitted in the United States, fills her with apprehension and fear as she discovers that living at her father's planned community, Placid Meadows, is anything but placid.
Publisher: New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780802723895
Characteristics: 1 online resource (289 pages)


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JCLJoleneG Jul 31, 2014

For older kids and teens who wonder about cllimate change and politics, this is an engaging story. A whodunit, first romance, child-of-divorced parents, misfit point-of-view thriller, this book will strike a familiar chord among readers in the midwest. A great adventure read for middle grade, tween readers.

Jules918 Aug 21, 2013

This book was really awesome :D Especially because I wanna be either an author, illustrator, meteorologist, or game designer. I love anything that has to do with weather. But overall, I loved the twists that came throughout the story, really unexpected. :)


Basically what we’ve got here is a weather mystery. Such a genre does not technically exist (YET!) but as our own environment succumbs to our wasteful whims we could be seeing more books along Messner’s lines being produced in the future for the 9-14 set. Seems to me that sometimes we should separate our fiction into science fiction and science-science fiction. Eye of the Storm is certainly in the latter category and will prove to be interesting to both science lovers and those readers who just like a whole lot of destructive tornadoes bashing about wrecking havoc. Exciting and informative by terms, this is one little hard-to-categorize novel that slips easily into the “great read” slot. Future meteorologists rejoice!


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The cool thing about having a mom who’s a scientist is that she gets to do projects deep into the jungles. The bad thing is that when she does this you could wind up stuck with a father you doesn’t eve know. Years ago Jaden’s parents split up and ever since then she’s lived with her mom while her dad followed his weather research. It’s the near future and due to global warming the weather has gone mildly insane. Tornadoes spring up with frightening regularity in middle America and Jaden has learned to fear them. That’s why when her dad takes her to a community named Placid Meadows she has a hard time believing that the place is impervious to storms. Yet somehow that seems to be the case and Jaden is convinced that the technology behind it could be used to dissipate all tornadoes. What she doesn’t expect is to find that her father is a man clearly different from the one who left her behind all those years ago. This one seems driven to an almost fanatical point and whatever it is he’s planning, Jaden is becoming convinced it isn’t for the greater good.


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