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His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn't broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and nothing would have changed. He'd just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girlfriend, P.J. But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they've found him. Jack plunges into a space-time – bending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets. But one thing he learns fast: Trust no one. After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and it's up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again. Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge telepathic man's best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong?

In the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, readers are taken on an electrifying, fast-paced adventure of hunting truth, all in the name of staying alive.

Review:

"This gripping first novel in the Caretaker Trilogy introduces high school senior Jack Danielson: 'You want pace? I'll give you pace. You want weird? Stick around, my friend.' Klass (Dark Angel), through his hyperintelligent, otherworldly narrator, delivers both. A star running back on the football team, Jack barely has time to savor a victory before his father whisks him away, warning him that everything the teen believes is a lie. Jack's high profile on the evening sportscast has brought him to the attention of sinister forces. His father, who calls Jack 'our beacon of hope,' sends off his son in a flurry of laser blasts and mysterious warnings, to a boat to cross the Hudson. In New York City, a beautiful girl (really a shapeshifting wolf) captures him, calling him 'the Prince himself' and asking him where to find 'Firestorm.' Gisco, a telekinetic dog, ends up Jack's only friend on his sudden, surreal journey. A visionary from the far future has sent Jack back in time to stem the tides brought by global warming, but trailing him is the Dark Army, which thrives in the deteriorated Earth of the future. Klass's fragmented first-person narrative both suggests Jack's extraordinarily quick thinking and also keeps the pace going at lightning speed. The plot bears a strong similarity to the Terminator films, but its muscular tone and drip-by-drip reveal of secrets make it a total thrill ride, and one with a profound message. Ages 10-up. (Sept.) Agent: Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Klass enters exciting and provocative new territory with this sci-fi thriller....The relentless pace, coupled with issues of ecology, time travel, self-identity, and sexual awakening, makes for a thrilling and memorable read." School Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"Firestorm is a potent mixture of high-octane YA novel and sensitive, intelligent study of the current environmental crises facing the planet." Kirkus Reviews

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"Firestorm combines heart-pounding action, dark fantasy, and a timely environmental message. David Klass knows how to keep the pages turning. Once you've spent time with his high-school-aged hero, Jack Danielson, you'll be waiting anxiously for the rest of the trilogy." Rick Riordan, author of The Lightning Thief

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"Firestorm is a gripping tale of the relentless and unnecessary harm we humans have done to our earth, and a reminder that there is still hope for our planet if each person stands up and acts in its defense before it is too late. This is a book every environmentally conscious school science program should make required reading." Gerd Leipold, Executive Director, Greenpeace International

Review:

"Klass has scored a hat trick with Firestorm — incredibly original, vitally important, and one hell of a ride." David Baldacci, author of The Camel Club

Review:

"Style matters aside, Klass' protagonist comes off as a regular guy, right down to his awkward sexual impulses, and Jack's surprising fate will leave readers waiting eagerly for the second installment..." Booklist

Review:

"So many sentence fragments. Dilutes the power of the storytelling. Gets annoying after a while....Those with nothing better to do might finish this book, but chances are slim that they are going to eagerly anticipate the next two." VOYA

Review:

"Firestorm leaves a bad taste in its reader's mouth....[H]as some interesting concepts but very little solid craftsmanship or writing prowess to hang a hat on." Children's Literature

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"The ecological message is laid on thickly, but Jack's thrilling adventures and the creepy villainy of the bad guys will keep readers turning the pages." KLIATT

Synopsis:

Jack Danielson is in a race against time to save the oceans and the future.

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His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. And if Jack he hadnt broken the high school rushing record that night, nothing would have changed. Hed just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girlfriend, P.J.

     But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they have found him.

     Ripped from the only world he has ever known, Jack plunges into a space-time-bending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets they say he cant handle. But some things he learns fast: Trust no one. Never forget that your friends could reveal themselves as your enemies at any second. Every turn leads to betrayal. And if you dont go along with it, you die.

     After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and its up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again. Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge telepathic mans best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong?

Synopsis:

His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn't broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and nothing would have changed. He'd just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girlfriend, P.J. But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they've found him. Jack plunges into a space-time-bending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets. But one thing he learns fast: Trust no one. After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and it's up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again. Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge telepathic man's best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong?

 

In the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, readers are taken on an electrifying, fast-paced adventure of hunting truth, all in the name of staying alive.

About the Author

David Klass is a screenwriter and the author of many other young adult novels, including Dark Angel, an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults, and You Don't Know Me, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in New York City.

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if I could rate it higher I would! the sentence fragments, though odd at first, makes the story seem more natural, and it flows better. great book here. I wasn't that excited when i picked it up off the library shelf, but once I read past the first dozen pages I just couldn't stop! I am eagerly waiting for his next installment to come out...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374323073
Subtitle:
The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1
Author:
Klass, David
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
the Natural World/General (see also headings under Animals)
Subject:
Social Issues/General (see also headings under Family)
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World/General (see also headings under Animals)
Subject:
Social Issues - Values & Virtues
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
Time travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series:
Caretaker Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
September 5, 2006
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 13
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.55 x 0.97 in
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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Product details 320 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374323073 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This gripping first novel in the Caretaker Trilogy introduces high school senior Jack Danielson: 'You want pace? I'll give you pace. You want weird? Stick around, my friend.' Klass (Dark Angel), through his hyperintelligent, otherworldly narrator, delivers both. A star running back on the football team, Jack barely has time to savor a victory before his father whisks him away, warning him that everything the teen believes is a lie. Jack's high profile on the evening sportscast has brought him to the attention of sinister forces. His father, who calls Jack 'our beacon of hope,' sends off his son in a flurry of laser blasts and mysterious warnings, to a boat to cross the Hudson. In New York City, a beautiful girl (really a shapeshifting wolf) captures him, calling him 'the Prince himself' and asking him where to find 'Firestorm.' Gisco, a telekinetic dog, ends up Jack's only friend on his sudden, surreal journey. A visionary from the far future has sent Jack back in time to stem the tides brought by global warming, but trailing him is the Dark Army, which thrives in the deteriorated Earth of the future. Klass's fragmented first-person narrative both suggests Jack's extraordinarily quick thinking and also keeps the pace going at lightning speed. The plot bears a strong similarity to the Terminator films, but its muscular tone and drip-by-drip reveal of secrets make it a total thrill ride, and one with a profound message. Ages 10-up. (Sept.) Agent: Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Klass enters exciting and provocative new territory with this sci-fi thriller....The relentless pace, coupled with issues of ecology, time travel, self-identity, and sexual awakening, makes for a thrilling and memorable read."
"Review" by , "Firestorm is a potent mixture of high-octane YA novel and sensitive, intelligent study of the current environmental crises facing the planet."
"Review" by , "Firestorm combines heart-pounding action, dark fantasy, and a timely environmental message. David Klass knows how to keep the pages turning. Once you've spent time with his high-school-aged hero, Jack Danielson, you'll be waiting anxiously for the rest of the trilogy."
"Review" by , "Firestorm is a gripping tale of the relentless and unnecessary harm we humans have done to our earth, and a reminder that there is still hope for our planet if each person stands up and acts in its defense before it is too late. This is a book every environmentally conscious school science program should make required reading."
"Review" by , "Klass has scored a hat trick with Firestorm — incredibly original, vitally important, and one hell of a ride."
"Review" by , "Style matters aside, Klass' protagonist comes off as a regular guy, right down to his awkward sexual impulses, and Jack's surprising fate will leave readers waiting eagerly for the second installment..."
"Review" by , "So many sentence fragments. Dilutes the power of the storytelling. Gets annoying after a while....Those with nothing better to do might finish this book, but chances are slim that they are going to eagerly anticipate the next two."
"Review" by , "Firestorm leaves a bad taste in its reader's mouth....[H]as some interesting concepts but very little solid craftsmanship or writing prowess to hang a hat on."
"Review" by , "The ecological message is laid on thickly, but Jack's thrilling adventures and the creepy villainy of the bad guys will keep readers turning the pages."
"Synopsis" by ,
Jack Danielson is in a race against time to save the oceans and the future.
"Synopsis" by ,
His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. And if Jack he hadnt broken the high school rushing record that night, nothing would have changed. Hed just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girlfriend, P.J.

     But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they have found him.

     Ripped from the only world he has ever known, Jack plunges into a space-time-bending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets they say he cant handle. But some things he learns fast: Trust no one. Never forget that your friends could reveal themselves as your enemies at any second. Every turn leads to betrayal. And if you dont go along with it, you die.

     After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and its up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again. Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge telepathic mans best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong?

"Synopsis" by ,
His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn't broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and nothing would have changed. He'd just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girlfriend, P.J. But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they've found him. Jack plunges into a space-time-bending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets. But one thing he learns fast: Trust no one. After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and it's up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again. Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge telepathic man's best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong?

 

In the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, readers are taken on an electrifying, fast-paced adventure of hunting truth, all in the name of staying alive.

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