WEATHER EYE by Lesley Howarth


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In a story set at the turn of the 21st century, Howarth (Maphead, 1994, not reviewed) proposes the development of teens as a resource for rescuing the Earth from ecological disaster. Intelligent, sensitive Telly, 13, lives with her parents and younger brother, Race, in the Welsh countryside. When the latest in a seemingly endless series of electrical storms almost kills her, she experiences a near-death revelation: She sees Earth as a tree and knows she can somehow help the planet heal itself. She rallies neighbors and teens around the world to become fellow ""weather eyes,"" plotting the weather and envisioning eco-harmony. Howarth's depiction of teens is dead-on, and the pending disaster is serious. Telly's attitudes may strike some as a bit saccharine, but the characters' cooperation, zeal, and support of scientific solutions are real enough.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1995
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Candlewick