Storm by D.J. MacHale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Tucker Pierce and his friends have made it off Pemberwick Island. They thought that all the secrets and military attacks were limited to their hometown, but when they reached Portland they discover missing buildings and missing people. Unfortunately, there was no sign of an attack. No rubble … no bodies … Along the way they saw wreckage with the logo of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. Could this all be the United States against itself? While taking refuge in a hospital, Tucker discovers a message on the emergency channel and this unlikely group of teenagers decides to cross the country to look for answers.
Storm is the second book in the SYLO Chronicles. The story picks up shortly after the ending of the first book and MacHale has included a lot of review within the pages. As someone who read the first book when it first came out, I found this helpful. For readers who read them close together, though, it might be annoying. The action is fast and the story moves along quickly, yet so much is implausible. Since this is written for middle school and high school students, I will not hold it against the book. Thank goodness the next book is coming out soon. There were parts toward the end that made me think the series was going to wrap up early, but rest assured … the story will continue.
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