Whirlwind by David Klass
David Klass
Farrar Straus Giroux
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  KMeng
Jack Danielson saved the oceans in his previous adventure; Firestorm. This time he needs to unite his own friends Gisco and Eko with natives in the Amazon Rainforest. His girlfriend, P.J., has been kidnapped from her home and everyone blames Jack. He travels to the rainforest to seek out his girlfriend along with the mysterious future wizard, Kidah, who holds the key to saving the rainforest. In the mist of it all, Jack faces an evil man who is much more cruel than Dargon, the one he defeated to save the oceans. His name is Colonel Aranha, and he is the father of Dargon. If Jack can't find Kidah and P.J. then the whole future may be destroyed. It's up to Jack again, the son of Dann, to lead the present into a safe future.

David Klass has shown an amazing need to save the oceans in his book Firestorm. He does the same thing in its' sequel, Whirlwind. The book has details about what would happen to the Earth if our rainforests ever disappeared, and they make me want to protect them as much as I can. Once again, Klass has kept my attention throughout the entire book. There were only a few slow spots, including the beginning. However, I expected there to be smaller events in the plot that weren't included. One thing I didn't like was that the exciting events were normally short and the more boring events were held out longer than needed. Whirlwind was a great addition to the Caretaker Trilogy, and I look forward to reading the third book in the series when it comes out. I do recommend this book overall to anyone who has read Firestorm.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America


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