STORM by E.L. Young
Kirkus Star

STORM

The Infinity Code
Age Range: 10 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

Will’s father is dead, and his mother has returned to Russia to grieve, leaving him in the care of a family friend in London. Smart, inventive and a loner by nature, Will is discontented with his new life, resents his mother’s absence and isn’t at all interested in making new friends. So when he’s approached by Gaia (the only student who can come close to his intelligence) to join an elite group of teens who want to help set the world “right,” his first reaction is to reject the invitation. But events conspire to make him not just a part of the group, but its strongest motivator. Joined by Andrew, STORM’s wealthy, brilliant but not very practical founder, Gaia and Will are soon hurtling across Europe in pursuit of their friend Caspian. He’s headed to St. Petersburg to rescue his scientist father. With him go plans for the deadliest invention known to man; if activated, it could eventually eat the earth. With the aid of his Russian grandmother and her friend Vanya, not to mention some cool gadgets, it’s up to Will and his friends to save the day. Well-written, and featuring good character development, this is also well-researched—all the gadgets are based upon actual concepts already in development. A mixture of adventure, teen angst, espionage and science, its readers will hope for a sequel. (Science fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8037-3265-0
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Dial
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2008




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