Best known up until his point for her picture books, and chapter titles featuring plucky young women who go against the grain ( Marty McGuire, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, Sugar& Ice, etc.) Messner tries something a little different with a true dystopian tale.
There ’ s actually the requisite plucky young girl in place, but her tale really hinges on the true-to-life science found in Eye of he Storm ’ s core.
ears ago Jaden 's parents split up and ever since then she ’ s lived with her da while her dad followed his weather research.
Writer who write books set in future re in a bind.
On thi one hand, if you ant a danger like an ecological meltdown to feel immediate then setting your book in the near ( rather than distant) future is the ay to go.
On the other hand, if you rea thi ook and it contains words along the lines of “ In the year 2025 ” your novel is going to be everythin but timeless when old 2025 rolls around.
In Eye of Storm we don ’ t open the book to a particular year.
It seems strange to thin that you could have to sell kids on the relation of literature and science coming together when they ’ re actuall reading his ook, but little additional positive reinforcement couldn ’ t hurt ny.