A Future of Killer Tornadoes & Monster Storms

Eye of the Storm - Kate Messner

No one is safe... except the people who live in Placid Meadows, a one-of-a-kind community that even the worst tornadoes seem to pass by. Jaden Meggs is about to spend her summer there while she attends Eye on Tomorrow, the exclusive science camp that her father created. At camp she befriends Risha and Alex, and the trio sets out to find a way to stop the storms. But when they discover a dark secret about Jaden's father, their summer of cool science turns into a heart-pounding race to save lives and face down the biggest storm of all.

--from the back cover


Looking at the cover of this book and reading the title, I thought it would be a book about storms. I didn't realize at first, that it is set in a dystopian future where these crazy storms are a part of everyday life. I feel like the cover doesn't do the book justice in terms of conveying what the book holds in store for the reader.


Regardless, I enjoyed the book very much. The kids are courageous, smart and tenacious. They want to solve the storm problem and they won't let anything or anyone stop them. The action is heart-pounding, the suspense is intense. There is a bit of twist towards the end that many readers (especially the younger ones, won't see coming).


Recommended to:

Students in grades 5 - 8, especially kids who like adventure and suspense with kids as the heroes.