Jenni Kershaw’s ordinary eighth-grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are magically transported to another world. Follow Jenni and her class on their extraordinary adventures in their fight to find their way home and discover who - and what - they really are.
©2010 Alan Tucker (P)2013 Alan Tucker
extraordinary, unexpected, brilliant
I loved how good natured Jenni was and how she was something special from the start but there are so many amazing characters it is hard to just pick one.
I loved how she performed Crank. Her talent for voices was well played in this book. I also thought she did an excellent job with the adults. You could really tell who was who.
They thought they were on a field trip until everything changed.
This book is brilliant on so many levels. The world building alone is smart and well thought out. The most extraordinary thing that stuck out for me was Alan Tucker’s use of not only kids as heroes but adults. So often in middle-grade and early YA, we see books that pull the kids away from adults to have the adventures but here we have them all playing a part. I loved the opposition set up as the children choose their different paths. There is also an underlying theme that is rewarding all on its own. I would recommend this book to both teens and adults who enjoy a great read with a toe in both the real world and the fantastic. I look forward to delving into the rest of series.
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