Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Storm Runners



Author: Roland Smith
My recommended age: 10+
Their recommended age: 9-12
Publisher:  Scholastic
Number of pages: 143

Publisher’s description:
The first in a middle-grade action-adventure series from Roland Smith!
Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.

My thoughts:
This book was VERY fast paced! The characters seemed slightly unreal, (ex. You JUST met this person your age, and you are SUDDENLY like, best pals).  I like to read books and think "Wow, I couldn't have EVER written that", but with this, I felt like I could have done it for a NaNoWrMo or something....It just didn't feel all to 'real' to me.  I couldn't really connect with the characters well.  But overall, I think it was good.

Cons:
Slightly unrealistic characters.
Slightly unrealistic settings at times.

Pros:
It was all pretty much clean.
It WAS interesting.
I laughed in some parts.

Language:
There was a time when the author COULD have inserted a No No word, but all he wrote was "What in the BLANK" or something along that line.

Romance:
Chase meets a girl named Nicole, but there isn't anything between them.

Violence:
None.

Drugs and drink:
None.

Ratings:
I give it  3 stars for No alcohol content,  for no true language, for no romance and so-so plot.  I don't give it 5 stars due to so-so plot, low character formation, and unrealistic setting/characters.

Where you can buy it at:

*I received this book from Scholastic publishers. I was neither paid nor asked to do this, but did because I wanted to*

:NOTE:
THIS BOOK IS NOT ON THE MARKET UNTIL 3/25. 
That means you can't buy it until then.  This was a pre-copy that I got to review before the book is out to the public.


Does the new rating system confuse you? Or is it fine?

1 Reader views:

Shaynie said...

I didn't really see that big of a difference with the new rating system. It was good.

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