Thirteen year old Teresa has entered an elite military school. It is here where the best gather to learn and train to defend Earth against alien invaders in Gears, small air crafts. It is only when there is an actual attack on the school that Teresa can show her quality.
So this was a short book, as in it took me fifteen minutes to read. FIFTEEN MINUTES! Ridiculous short. There was still a lot going on: introduction of the futuristic world, people, current events, you know the usual. It flew by so quickly that I didn't really quite grasp it the first go around. But lets be honest there's not much to pick up on. Private school, young girl must prove she's different from others, save world.
It seems that this was a pretty solid take on the whole private school genre that has been sweeping young adult lit.
Sidenote: have you noticed how almost all the books coming out right now in young adult literature is either set in a small town or a private school? Some diversity would be appreciated.
Again, solid approach. Could be expounded upon, but it's a series so what can we expect? It's not Fables. Here's on little critique. I had a hard time figuring out how old everyone is. Are they all under the age of 18? Teresa does not have the body of any thirteen year olds that I know of, which is exacerbated by the cat suit. Which all the students wear. Not a good look for some of those guys. It's a bit clingy where I would rather it not be. Anyways, I wouldn't call this great but I am intrigued enough to check out the second volume which comes out Sept. 29. So we'll see.