Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Starred Review. Grade 8 Up– Klass enters Firestorm: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1 – Kindle edition by David Klass. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 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 an. When eighteen-year-old Jack learns he is actually from the future, sent back to fulfill a prophecy, he joins forces with a shape-shifter and a dog to fight the.

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Jack was convinced he was a normal high school kid, until the night he beat the high school record when he rushed three hundred forty yards. Now, things he thought were just true in science fiction books come to life; time travel, telepathy, a watch that can help him breath under water.

Jack is kept in the dark during the novel, forcing him to salvage any information that can lead him closer to identifying the major threat to his future.

Jack is continuously fighting against the monsters destroying our planet, and who leave the future Earth abominated. His main enemy is unknown, but its lkass vs. But what is Firestorm?

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This book is written in sentence fragments, which creates a fast pace in the book. Jack is confiding in the reader like one would write to a diary, which made me feel closer to him throughout the book. It seems as though I was in his thoughts the whole way, so I knew everything he was thinking. The only draw back is that I was just as confused as him throughout his firdstorm to save the Earth.

Klass portrays Jack as a kid with a lot of depth. At times I found myself feeling many emotions toward Jack: Klass also clearly expresses that we, as a civilization, are very destructive to the Earth, and we need to become aware of our surroundings and our effect on the planet. This book is very eco-conscious, and Klass very creatively expresses this in a superhero setting. I chose daivd novel for the witty banter and the rollercoaster ride I was forced on.

I became very aware how some of the things we are doing now are really destructive to the Earth later, and became more conscious about my surroundings. I would recommend this to anyone who likes action with a plot that will keep you on your toes. The mystery continues after the book is finished, which is when you can then continue with Whirlwind, the second novel of the trilogy.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Firestorm by David Klass. 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. But he did break the record. He appeared on the news.

And now they’ve found him. Jac His mother is not his mother. 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: 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. Hardcoverpages. The Caretaker Trilogy 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Firestormplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 11, Marya rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Besides Jack our hero speaking in whole pages of fragments, he also quotes romantic poets to himself and introduces million dollar words saying “Look that one up later, friends.

The dog and the Hot Babe Mentor aren’t any more fleshed out as characters, either, which is why I recommend it to tween boys. And then there is the plot. Jack is an eco warrior sent back in time to save the world from its unnatural use of science and technology. Cyborgs are bad technology used only by the evil guys. Antigrav suits that let you fly are good technology used by the good guys.

Millions of years of humans genetically manipulating crops, domesticating animals, and creating technology to live better, healthier lives is unnatural.

Women becoming shapeshifters and dogs becoming telepathic are natural and I mentioned that both can with the aid of technology fly, right? The picture of pristine beauty of the stallion standing on the Klasw Banks would not be possible without the direct interference of man. First of all, horses were domesticated to be built for humans, and secondly, they didn’t exist in the Americas until the conquistadors brought them over.

How is the development of the hero’s telepathic dog any more natural than the development of the toy poodle? Does the author really think the toy poodle evolved that way to better cope with its environment?

As for technology, the author doesn’t really point out what makes one good klads another bad, other than who is using it. Why are cyborgs bad? What’s so wrong with iron lungs, hip replacements, and the like? The antigrav suits the good guys use to fly around with weren’t cooked up by hugging trees all day. What makes that technology good? Overall, a poor understanding of science and technology is shown, which dilutes the message of the book well, and the ending where the deus ex machina saves the oceans without going into details.


Firestorm (Caretaker, #1) by David Klass

If you want a nuanced look at characters and the impact of man on his environment in a young adult science fiction work, read the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. If you have a tween boy who needs to read lots of butt kickin’, peacock struttin’ adventure, pick up this one.

Oct 22, Emily rated it it was ok Recommends it for: People who actually like the movies played on Mystery Science Theater 3, I was expecting this book to get better with time, but the characters stayed two-dimensional and the sentence length stayed annoying. In fact, the only thing that changed was the plot, which only became more convoluted as the book dragged on.

It was as if the writer suddenly realized how stupidly immature his book was being and decided to shove a lesson in conservation in there as a last-ditch effort to save the story. Oct 10, Amanda rated it it was ok. I have been made to read this book. I do not like it. Nov 29, Lakedaemon rated it did not like it Shelves: I usually read a book half-way through before tossing it aside as unreadable for me.

This one got my minimum rule of 50 pages before I couldn’t stand it. The author’s ‘stylistic’ use of incomplete sentences drove me crazy. It didn’t matter he ‘explained’ and ‘excused’ it at the first of the book by the main character saying this is the way he thinks. Please, tense and action filled passages fireatorm be created using whole and proper sentences.

Daviv seen it before and even read some. S I usually read a book half-way through before tossing it aside fkrestorm unreadable for me. It sure didn’t help my opinion after deciding to set it aside that I read the back of the book and found a glowing review by the head Greenpeace dude.

So not a selling point for me May 06, Alexa Hamilton rated it did not like it Shelves: Think firestofm is determined by sentence length? So does David Klass and his earth-saving narrator, Jack Davis, who has been sent back in time to save the planet by finding Firestorm, something prophesied to save the earth, only, of course, no one knows what it is. His telepathic dog Gisco is lovable and speaks in mostly full sentences.

I would have liked this book better without the sentence fragments. Oct 07, Marilyn rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I hated the sentence fragments. Hardly a “the” in the entire book: Some talk of sex, so I’d give it to 9th graders and up but, really, I won’t recommend it to anyone! Jan 09, Alexandra rated it it was amazing.

It shows we need to do something to save the oceans before it’s too late. May 24, Andrew rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Despite serous plot gaps, anf lack of explanation, the book is

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