Firestorm (The Caretaker Trilogy #1)
His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. And if Jack he hadn’t broken the high school rushing record that night, 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 have found him.
Ripped from the only world h...more
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." Just a typical 18 year old jock, right? The dog and the Hot Babe Mentor aren't any more fleshed out as characters, e ...more
Please, tense and action filled passages can be created using whole and proper sentences. Really. I've seen it before and even read some.
Jack goes from a great football game and a night out with his girlfriend to being hunted by beings from another time and finding out that he is "the beacon of hope" from a future time, sent back for his own protection until he reached majority.
The most interesting parts of this novel--aside from the quirky characters ...more
A main strength of Firestorm was that there was constant actio ...more
i gave this book 3 stars out of 5 because it was a little tricky to read, but i liked it.
Jack lives with his parents in a normal town, where he excels in football and other sports as well as academics. For Jack life comes pretty easy, which is why he can never understand why his parents never want him to shine like he knows he can. They are always encouraging him to let others win and try to blend in more. One night after a particularly great football performance, he not ...more
I just wish Klass had used the sentence fragments in bursts and not throughout the whole ...more
It's always interesting to read the blurbs on the front of a book. You know the ones I mean; the recommendations from fellow authors about why you should pick up a copy of the book in question. What's even more interesting is when the blurb comes from someone other than an author. In the case of FIRESTORM, the first in The Caretaker Trilogy by author David Klass, the recommendation comes from Greenpeace. Yes, the same Greenpeace International that is dedicated ...more
Jack thought he was an average American teen, until the day his parents told him to run for his life. He quickly figures out that nothing is as it seems. His parents were not his parents, instead they were his guardians from the future. Jack is the beacon of hope, sent back from the future to save the world before the environment is destroyed. Now Jack is on the run from cyborgs and other monsters of the future who are bent on destroying him before he can find the Firest ...more
I didn’t like the way that the writer wrote the dialogues. When Jack was talking was talking to the dog, Gisco, they talked telepathically. There were no quotation marks and the lines were like ‘Do you know what you’re doing, old bean?’ and then the next line ‘Don’t try to help me. They’ll shoot you’. Since there were no quotation marks, it was hard to know when they were talking to each other a ...more
It had a lot of action and Iactually felt like I was the main character in the story. Jack was jumping off of trains and buildings and getting chased down by weird people creatures and fighting for his life.
The imagery in this novel was so great that not one word could describe it. I hope that I will be able to find a book just like this in the future. This story makes me think about action books to whole different level. It ...more
I found the main character a ...more
As for the environmental angle, I actually felt Klass did an okay job of portraying a contrast between technological advancements that better our lives, & those that damage our environment. I t ...more
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Overall a great book to read. It’s easy to read and understand. October 15th, 2012. By Cameron Tussing.
I thought that this was an amazing book to read. It was easy to understand as well as being an enjoyable book to read. It was an intense and action packed book to read. I really enjoyed reading this book. After I finished reading Firestorm I went to my schools library t ...more