Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

by Kate Messner


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In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms are a part of everyday life. In the heart of storm country, Jaden Meggs attends the exclusive summer science camp, Eye on Tomorrow that her dad founded. There she meets Alex, a boy from a nearby storm-ravaged farm, and together they discover a horrible truth about her dad's weather research. As a massive tornado approaches, Jaden must trust her knowledge and have faith in herself to confront her dad and save everyone from the biggest storm yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802734358
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 162,612
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and How to Read a Story; novels like Capture the Flag, All the Answers, The Seventh Wish, and Breakout; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series, and the Ranger in Time historical chapter book series. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is trying to summit all forty-six Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines.



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Eye of the Storm 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This exciting,funfilled book will make you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Live in AZ. No idea what tornados are like. I bet they are terrifying . The book is awesome though!
stephxsu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jaden is the daughter of Stephen Meggs, the renowned scientist who has created a StormSafe community that guarantees protection from the monster storms and tornadoes that are ravaging the entire earth due to climate change. Jaden should feel lucky for the chance to live with her father in the StormSafe community for a summer and attend Eye on Tomorrow, a prestigious science camp for young people. However, unexpected discoveries in the process of working on storm dissipation models with her new friends Alex and Risha make Jaden suspicious of what her father is really working on for his research. The truth is shocking and horrifying, but is there anything that Jaden and her friends can do to stop innocent people from being hurt by the storms?Kate Messner is a queen when it comes to middle-grade contemporary literature, but her take on MG dystopian does not disappoint. EYE OF THE STORM is a relevant story that contains the meticulous research and believable characters that are trademarks of Messner¿s writing.It¿s hard to read EYE OF THE STORM today and not think of the frightening tornadoes that have recently hit the US. It makes the premise all the more believable, the book all the more a great read for kids. Messner blends meteorological science seamlessly into a fast-paced plot, and the book¿s message¿that if we don¿t start doing something about today¿s global warming, then the future will be grim indeed¿is quite clear. It¿s the best way to give kids an important lesson: cool science tossed into an exciting story, the moral easily extrapolated from the all-too-possible setting.Some things that did frustrate me a little with EYE OF THE STORM were how polarized the adults were, and how dramatic the plot and narration got at times. EYE OF THE STORM felt very much like an ¿adults did bad things, and now it¿s up to us kids to fix the problem¿ tale, which to me felt like the too conveniently easy way to drive the story¿s message home to readers. The last half or third of the book felt like an endless event of friends screaming life-or-death orders/suggestions to one another, storms tearing up things, and glass shattering. Think a scene from the movie Twister, only played out over the course of 100 or so pages. The marathon demands on my heartbeat were rather exhausting and perhaps, I think, not that necessary.Nevertheless, EYE OF THE STORM is sure to delight its intended audience of middle-grade and juvenile readers. This is one I¿d definitely put in schools, libraries, and gift boxes. Relevant, well-written, and exciting, Kate Messner¿s latest book deserves to be read.
RefPenny on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jaden is spending the summer with her father while she attends a science camp. Jaden, following in her father¿s footsteps, is interested in the weather ¿ in particular she wants to find a way to stop the terrible storms that occur as a result of climate change. Jaden makes friends at the camp and together they discover a dark secret about the storms.This is an exciting story set in a not-too-distant future where storms frequently destroy buildings and kill people. It is well-researched and presents scientific information in the context of a gripping story featuring believable characters. Recommended for boys and girls aged 10 and up. Would make a great class read-aloud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's really good.I recommend you read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As i was reading this i could not stop! Every page had something new and different about it as i have said before this is a really good book!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the book so much, it took me a day to read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it has tornados in it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havent read it yet. I was just bored. Needed somethin to do. Not a very descriptive explanation for the book either. Boooooooorrreererinnnnnnnnggggggggggg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good on the meterolohical terms
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible do i have to say more?