Eye of the Storm

NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Science
Spring 2012 Kids’ IndieNext Listcover of Eye of the Storm
Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award Nominee (6-8)
Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Award Nominee (6-8)
South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee
Connecticut Nutmeg Award Nominee
Hawaii Nēnē  Award Nominee


  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; 1 edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802723136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802723130eotspb

In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms are a part of everyday life. Sent to spend the summer in the heart of storm country with her father in the special StormSafe community his company has developed, Jaden Meggs is excited to reconnect with her dad after he spent years researching storm technology in Russia. She’ll also be attending the exclusive summer science camp, Eye On Tomorrow, that her dad founded. There, Jaden meets Alex, a boy whose passion for science matches hers, and together they discover a horrible truth about her dad’s research that is putting countless lives at risk. As a massive tornado approaches, threatening to destroy everything in its path, Jaden is torn between loyalty to her dad and revealing his secret. Can she find the courage to confront her dad and save everyone from the biggest storm yet?

“Jaden is a smart, spunky heroine, reinvigorating the concept of “geek-chic” for young readers…. With a villain who seems impossible to kill, this exciting novel is poised for a follow-up and will not disappoint readers who are looking for a thrill.”

~from the VOYA Review

“Messner has done it again! This book grabs you from the very first page with complex and relatable characters in a thrilling adventure. Jaden’s story takes place in the future, when the world is being devastated by frequent monstrous storms. Her father has dedicated his life to the research of storm dissipation, and Jaden is excited to join his summer camp program and finally spend some time with him. But when Jaden and her friends discover the truth behind her father’s research, Jaden must find the courage to save her family and friends. This is a heart-stopping tale that stayed with me long after I finished reading.”

~Cherise Bailey, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY

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