A Measure of Disorder

A Measure of Disorder

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by Alan Tucker
     
 

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High school will be a breeze for Jenni Kershaw - if she lives long enough to enroll, that is.

Jenni'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 unknowingly transported to another world.

There they encounter amazing

Overview

High school will be a breeze for Jenni Kershaw - if she lives long enough to enroll, that is.

Jenni'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 unknowingly transported to another world.

There they encounter amazing creatures, some of which think a kid shish kebab would be a tasty treat. But they soon find the greatest dangers they face may come from themselves ...

Follow Jenni and her class on their extraordinary adventures in their fight to discover who - and what - they really are.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982686416
Publisher:
MAD Design, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
679,876
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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A Measure of Disorder 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Eighth-grader Jenni Kershaw might not be part of the popular crowd, but she does well in school, has a few close friends, and lives a fairly normal life--that is, until everyone on her school science fieldtrip mysteriously falls asleep and wakes up in a different world. The students decide to scout the land and look for some answers--or at least some edible food--and that's when Jenni encounters a "local," a dwarflike man who calls himself Crank and helps Jenni and the rest of her classmates understand the world to which they've been transported. In this world, called simply "Mother," Crank explains that there are different types of people born into specific roles. His people, for example, work with machines, another tends to animals, and others still are born fighters, explorers, or even spirits tied to particular elements. Crank offers to lead the students back to his village, where they are directed to continue on a journey to the capital city in hopes that someone there can help them understand their situation. They set out, but Mother is not always a kind world, and they are beset by marauding bands who injure some of their number and impede their progress. And that's not all--the students soon discover that living in this world is working strange changes on all of them, transforming them into different species found on Mother, and sometimes not for the best. Alan Tucker provides an engaging mix between the typical hero-focused quest story and a broader exploration of self-development. Although Jenni is the main character, and most of the story is told from her perspective, Tucker narrates portions of the novel from the perspectives of others, which helps to expose these characters' conflicted motivations. Once the initial group of students splits up, with some deciding to join with the powerful shapeshifter Mogritas who promises to help them develop their powers but possesses an ulterior motive for this generosity, the technique of jumping back and forth between perspectives increases suspense. Although the book got off to something of a slow start, with the characters trying to figure out why they'd been transported and what they were going to do about it, once the transformation of the students into Mother creatures began the plot really took off. The transformations allow Tucker to showcase the personalities of these very different characters, and although it could be confusing to keep track of the entire cast of students at all times, by the end I had a fair sense of who everyone was. The conclusion, while satisfying, leaves plenty of room for the next works in this series, and I'll be interested to see where Tucker takes this story next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book! The idea for the plot was very interesting and the author pulled it off flawlessly. I loved all the different characters and personalities (but tori is my favorite ;D) I could not put it down when I got to the ending! This is way too go to be free and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!! (But seriously, get it. It's free and worth your time.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still reading. This is probably a "teen" book, but it is an easy read and is keeping my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMFG! this book is like THE BEST! I read it in one day i even held off on all my homework just to read this!!!!!!! you people MUST read this! its worth every cent and i can't wait for its sequel!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A VERY good book! Its the best book ive ever read so far and the second one is the same. Now im reading the third one in hope for jenni! Read it! Its so worth it!!!!!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This z a REALLLY gud book 2 read:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has it all, love, msytery, magic, and shapeshifters. There was omly one thing that I found hard to get at first was the plot, but if you keep reading you will get very, very hucked. I can not wait to read the next omes to see how it all ends. Do they all make it back, can they save both worlds? Can't wait to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. What a writer!! Loved it all. Cant wait to read # 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! Full of fantasy and mystery you don't want to miss out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrill a minute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting..........621 pages.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I absolutley LOVED it it was SO good I want to read it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the beging and it is pretty good .... so far. I will post about the middle when i read it . Till next time PEACE OUT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK I SAID IF THE WERE ANY BAD REVIEWS I WOULD SECREAM THAT HOW MUCH I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! TIMES INFINITY ON THE STARS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT!??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are awesome characters and bountiful details, but there seems to be a lack of romance. Still, read the book it's so cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt stop reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great
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It is very suspensef and actiin packed book! It is a sort of fantasy book in its own way. There are intresting charecters, races, and plot twists along the whole series. I highly recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know if i shuold read it please help-Ernest Times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book like it before. It was very well writen. And the story was unique
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending
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