Eye of the Storm lived up to all of its favorable reviews and is a must read for students in middle grades. It is set in the future where dangerous storms and tornadoes are frequent across the country and children can not even play outside like they used to because of how quickly the storms appear.
Jaden is a twelve year old girl who is staying with her father, who she hasn't seen in four years, for the summer. Jaden's father is a scientist who has created a StormSafe community where he currently lives. This community guarantees the residents complete safety from the storms. In the StormSafe community, there is an Eye on Tomorrow science camp that Jaden is going to attend. At the science camp, the children are given a data slate to use which is similar to an iPad and they conduct science experiments that are related to the storms.
While she is attending the science camp, she starts to learn new information about her father, the StormSafe community, and the connection between her father and the storms. Jaden uncovers the truth behind everything and the suspense leading up to the truth leaves the reader at the edge of their seat while they turn each page unveiling the events and actions leading to the discovery. Once Jaden discovers the truth behind her father's research, she must make a decision between being loyal to her father or saving her family and friends from the most deadly storm.
Eye of the Storm is becoming very popular in my classroom and there is a list of students waiting to read it next! Enjoy!
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