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Stuck On Earth – David Klass

Posted by Laura on June 7, 2010

In Stuck on Earth by David Klass, Ketchvar III has a job to do.  He needs to decide if the human race is worth saving, or if it should be wiped from the face of Planet Earth so that another race can move in.

In order to make this decision, Ketchvar III leaves his protective shell, revealing his snail like body, and enters the nasal passage of fourteen-year-old Tom Filber.  Tom’s is perhaps not the best body to enter.  His family is having money troubles, his father mostly hides in a room upstairs, his sister is a horrid beast, and his mother likes to scream her head off at everyone.

That brings us to Tom’s school life.  All the kids call Tom “Alien,” and when Ketchvar III hears that for the first time, he thinks that his cover is blown.  This isn’t the case, it is just that Tom is an outcast.

Ketchvar III ends up in the guidance counselor’s office, and she suggests that Tom join a club.  An environmental club.  Will the club make all the difference in the world for Tom and Ketchvar III?  Or will this be the end for humanity on Planet Earth?

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Firestorm – David Klass

Posted by Laura on June 19, 2008

Jack was raised not to be the best.  He is a fantastic athlete, but his dad always encouraged him to let the other boy win.  He is the smartest person in his school, but his girlfriend gets the best grades.  Jack is not to stand out.  And then, one day he does.

What is he supposed to do when his dad tells him he is not his father and his mom is not his mother?  And what about these people who are chasing them?  Who are trying to kill them?  And where did Dad learn to drive like a maniac?  He runs.  Meets people.  People say “you are our beacon of hope.”  What?

Who can he trust?  Why can he hear the thoughts of the large not-dog dog?  All he wanted was to win the game and go all the way with his girlfriend.  Now he is running for his life.  Now he is running to save the planet?   Firestorm: the caretaker trilogy, book 1 is an adventure novel over land and sea.  Can he save himself and the planet before the Turning Point?

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