Friday, November 19, 2010

Solid by Shelley Workinger

Eighteen years ago, a scientist slash doctor played with dna with pregnant women at multiple militiary bases.  After he died, his secret was thought to have died with him.  But now, years later, the military has an open book policy and some of the information have been revealed.  The military wants to make it right, and to see what, if any, abilities these kids may have garnered or if it disabled them in any way.

They have the kids come to a super secure military base, to see what they can do, and so the kids can find out what the results are of their altered genetics.  They are all seventeen, and Clio Kaid makes friends right away. All in all, there is a new found friendship with five of them, and they have different abilities - super human abilities.  Some have amazing athletic ability, some can shine so bright, to blind someone, and some can turn invisible, and much more.

But although the camp seems nice, something isn't sitting right with the kids.  Why would the military do this for them and not want something out of it? They investigate, and the answer is surprising.

This science fiction young adult novel is the first in a new series.  We meet the teens and they act just like your everyday average teenager.  Toss in a hint of romance, a splash of mystery, and the super hero powers that they are just coming into, and you have yourself an entertaining, and page turning read.  No sex and no swearing, so even the younger tweens may enjoy this one.  It may be the first in the series, but Ms. Workinger treats us right with a nice ending -- no irritating cliffhanger here!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this review! I'm very appreciative of the fact that there's no sex or swearing .. I find that in too many books that are geared towards younger teens.


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