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“Messner has done it again! This book grabs you from the very first page with complex and relatable characters in a thrilling adventure. Jaden's story takes place in the future, when the world is being devastated by frequent monstrous storms. Her father has dedicated his life to the research of storm dissipation, and Jaden is excited to join his summer camp program and finally spend some time with him. But when Jaden and her friends discover the truth behind her father's research, Jaden must find the courage to save her family and friends. This is a heart-stopping tale that stayed with me long after I finished reading.”
— Cherise Bailey, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY
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.
About the Author
Kate Messner is the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. She teaches junior high in New York, where she lives with her husband and two children.
“This fast-paced read will sweep readers along to its powerful conclusion . . . will not disappoint readers who are looking for a thrill.” —VOYA, on Eye of the Storm
“A suspenseful science fiction story that keeps the reader engrossed from beginning to end . . . will appeal to both boys and girls.” —Library Media Connection, on Eye of the Storm
“A definite contender in the 'strong middle grade' ring. A title that remains in your mind long after you've put it down.” —Fuse8, on Sugar & Ice
“Satisfying and likely to have wide appeal.” —Booklist, on Sugar & Ice
“Laced with humor and heart . . . an insightful and affecting read.” —Booklist, on The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
“Plot twists keep readers engaged, and Messner's warm and humorous tone will capture even reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal, on The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
“Kate juggles a bundle of fairly heavy plotlines as if they weighed no more than a pile of leaves, managing her story with humor and grace.” —Writing and Ruminating (Online), on The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.