Firestorm (Caretaker Trilogy #1)

Firestorm (Caretaker Trilogy #1)

by David Klass
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Firestorm (Caretaker Trilogy #1) by David Klass

His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn't broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and nothing would have changed. He'd just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girlfriend, P.J. But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they've found him.

Jack plunges into a space-time–bending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets. But one thing he learns fast: Trust no one. After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and it's up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again.

Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge telepathic man's best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong?

In the first book of the Caretaker Trilogy, readers are taken on an electrifying, fast-paced adventure of hunting truth, all in the name of staying alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312380182
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: Caretaker Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 648,725
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

David Klass is the author of many young adult novels, including Dark Angel and You Don't Know Me. He is also a Hollywood screenwriter, having written more than twenty-five action screenplays, including Kiss the Girls, starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, Walking Tall, starring The Rock, and Desperate Measures, starring Michael Keaton and Andy Garcia. Klass grew up in a family that loved literature and theater—his parents were both college professors and writers—but he was a reluctant reader, preferring sports to books. But he started loving the adventure stories his parents would bring home from the library—particularly Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson and Alexandre Dumas. After his sister twice won a story contest in Seventeen magazine, Klass decided he would win it too, and when he was a senior in high school, he did, publishing his first story, "Ringtoss," in the magazine. He studied at Yale University, where he won the Veech Award for Best Imaginative Writing. He taught English in Japan, and wrote his first novel, The Atami Dragons, about that experience. He now lives in New York with his wife and two small children.

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Firestorm (Caretaker Trilogy #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 11 and I think this book is great. I like to read about kids who are older than me better than books about kids who are slightly younger or the age as me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 15 and dont like reading so much but my teacher red the back of the book so i started reading three weeks ago ime on chapter 30
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ive ever read
jaylen96 More than 1 year ago
I heard so much about this book that I finally decided to read it. It's a great book, it has everything that a teenager would want to read, full of action and adventure. it starts off a little slow but picks up quick, fast, and in a hurry! it really catches all of your attention and makes you want to keep turning the page. GREAT BOOK!
Tiger_Angel More than 1 year ago
This is not my normal reading genre, I'm more into the paranormal romance, or romance in general, so my reading this was a stretch, my liking it at all is amazing. So all I've got to say is that I loved the plot, very interesting, it was kind of hard for me to get into however. Not a page turner by any means but I still liked the way it was written. The ending kind of disappointed me, and I probably won't be reading the other two unless I run out of books on my "to read" list. All and all, if this is your type of genre, you'll probably love it, as for me I think I'll be going back to my own areas of interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is soo good i thought that i even wanted my mother to read it. i would reccomend this book to anybody who loves a good none stop thriller.
John-Mrs.Hill More than 1 year ago
It is a very good book that has action around every corner. it is very easy to understand. You just have to have a open mind to get it.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
It's always interesting to read the blurbs on the front of a book. You know the ones I mean; the recommendations from fellow authors about why you should pick up a copy of the book in question. What's even more interesting is when the blurb comes from someone other than an author. In the case of FIRESTORM, the first in The Caretaker Trilogy by author David Klass, the recommendation comes from Greenpeace. Yes, the same Greenpeace International that is dedicated to protecting and saving the Earth from the harmful practices that threaten to destroy it. If that isn't enough to get your attention, then maybe you should turn your ear towards Jack Danielson, the hero of FIRESTORM:

"Name's Jack Danielson. Eighteen. As of right now, not quite sure I'll live to see nineteen. Always been a pretty good guy, easy-going, laid back, friend to all and enemy to none. Smart, but not too smart. Athletically inclined, but never enough to be the best. Now my whole world is falling apart. Seems my father isn't my father. My mother isn't my mother. The fact that my dad who isn't my dad shot off his own foot to prove his point should be strange enough. It isn't. There are weird bat-like creatures chasing me, and things called Gorms. I've somehow ended up on a motorcycle with a humongous mongrel dog named Gisco, who happens to be telepathic, riding in a sidecar. Now there's a woman named Eko kicking my a** on a daily basis to make me stronger. Why? Because I have to find Firestorm so that I can save the Earth. And no, I have no idea what that is. And yes, I'm a fan of sentence fragments. Look it up, my friend, but not right now. Right now I have to save the world, before there's no future on Earth for me to come back from."

FIRESTORM is Jack's story, but it's also the story of what could very well happen. It's a fantasy that could be truth, if the destruction of Earth by mankind continues on its current course. After reading this wonderful book, I clearly understand why it's endorsed by Greenpeace. One of the best things of the book, besides its underlying message of taking care of the planet, is Gisco, the telepathic dog. He adds an element of humor, such as his devotion to the O Great Dog God, that lightens up a story that could come across as preachy, but never does. It's very hard to categorize FIRESTORM into one category, but if I had to I would call it a coming-of-age, contemporary fantasy, science-fiction, paranormal adventure story.

If that doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will. Let me just say that once you start reading, you won't be able to stop. And when you're finished, you'll want to read more. FIRESTORM is, luckily, the first book in The Caretaker Trilogy, so maybe if we hound Mr. Klass night and day he'll give us what we want--and sooner rather than later.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that book was amazing. I can't wait to read the next book. What I was shocked about was that Eko dies and I thought Jack and Eko make a nice couple. I think she shouldn't have died. Well that was my opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say that first part of the book is kind of boring. Until the characters are introduce and after that one will have no choice but love them. David is great in keeping the reader reading more and more. Also opens the eyes to the reader on how important it is to keep the animals and trees saved from being destroyed. This book is great and I'm heading over to buy the 2nd book today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
firestorm is an a very good book about a boy who been sent to the past to save the ocean from the harm we do as humans
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I literally read it within one day and am presently waiting for the next in the series to come out. Outstanding. The short phrases get tiring after awhile and it sort of detracts from the book, but it's still a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy who finds himself in a world of lies. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat by telling you scary thoughts about how the future might look. It's not just informative either, it is packed with action and just the right amount of mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Firestorm is a terrific, fast-paced, suspenseful, intelligent and humorous book! I highly recommend it.
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It's always interesting to read the blurbs on the front of a book. You know the ones I mean the recommendations from fellow authors about why you should pick up a copy of the book in question. What's even more interesting is when the blurb comes from someone other than an author. In the case of FIRESTORM, the first in The Caretaker Trilogy by author David Klass, the recommendation comes from Greenpeace. Yes, the same Greenpeace International that is dedicated to protecting and saving the Earth from the harmful practices that threaten to destroy it. If that isn't enough to get your attention, then maybe you should turn your ear towards Jack Danielson, the hero of FIRESTORM: 'Name's Jack Danielson. Eighteen. As of right now, not quite sure I'll live to see nineteen. Always been a pretty good guy, easy-going, laid back, friend to all and enemy to none. Smart, but not too smart. Athletically inclined, but never enough to be the best. Now my whole world is falling apart. Seems my father isn't my father. My mother isn't my mother. The fact that my dad who isn't my dad shot off his own foot to prove his point should be strange enough. It isn't. There are weird bat-like creatures chasing me, and things called Gorms. I've somehow ended up on a motorcycle with a humongous mongrel dog named Gisco, who happens to be telepathic, riding in a sidecar. Now there's a woman named Eko kicking my ass on a daily basis to make me stronger. Why? Because I have to find Firestorm so that I can save the Earth. And no, I have no idea what that is. And yes, I'm a fan of sentence fragments. Look it up, my friend, but not right now. Right now I have to save the world, before there's no future on Earth for me to come back from.' FIRESTORM is Jack's story, but it's also the story of what could very well happen. It's a fantasy that could be truth, if the destruction of Earth by mankind continues on its current course. After reading this wonderful book, I clearly understand why it's endorsed by Greenpeace. One of the best things of the book, besides its underlying message of taking care of the planet, is Gisco, the telepathic dog. He adds an element of humor, such as his devotion to the O Great Dog God, that lightens up a story that could come across as preachy, but never does. It's very hard to categorize FIRESTORM into one category, but if I had to I would call it a coming-of-age, contemporary fantasy, science-fiction, paranormal adventure story. If that doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will. Let me just say that once you start reading, you won't be able to stop. And when you're finished, you'll want to read more. FIRESTORM is, luckily, the first book in The Caretaker Trilogy, so maybe if we hound Mr. Klass night and day he'll give us what we want--and sooner rather than later.