Monday, July 28, 2008

When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You series)


TITLE: When Lightning Strikes
AUTHOR: Meg Cabot
OVERALL RATING: 5/5- AMAZING!

Ever since Jeff Day called Jessica's best friend fat, her life has been a complete mess. So, after punching him in the caffetiria she gets another weeks worth of detention. Once she has finished her detention after school, her friend never brought her car because she said they both could use the excersise. But not realizing they will walk straight into an Indiana thunderstorm, this is when trouble strikes. The hail starts, the wind picks up, and the thunder booms as Ruth and Jess hide for cover. Knowing that your not supposed to hide under metal when there is dangerous lightning they do anyways, to hide from the large hail.
Then lightning strikes, and thats where the book starts to take off. Waking up knowing where missing kids are after seeing there face's on the milk carton frightens Jess. Thinking it is the right thing to do, she calls the number 1-800-Where-R-you to tell them where the two kids are. One including Sean. But not knowing that he is hiding for a good reason, they find him and his mom, and arrest his mom for kidnapping. Then the press finds out and is camping out in there front yard, and her brother is having one of his episodes.
So she decides to go to the military base which was offered for her so they can do research on her powers. But what do they really need her for? How will she fix the Sean situation? And, will she keep her powers forever?
This book was amazing and I plan to read the rest of the series. It did throw me off though when they said at the back of this novel, that she will use it for good or for evel...There was really nothing evel that she does in this book. But it was still a good read, and I reccommend it for everyone to read.

TAGS: storm, powers, research, escape, fun, edge of seat, fiction, girl, adventure, lightning, supernatural, lucky


5 comments:

Kayla said...

I LOVE this series, and almost all of Meg Cabot's books. Great review!

addicted reader said...

Thanks Kayla! I really enjoyed this book and i am deffinatly looking forward to more of Meg's books! Thanks again! I'm going to add the picture soon of the book, lol. Thanks!

Liviania said...

That's the one MC series I haven't read.

addicted reader said...

You should read it soon! lol...too bad my library doesnt have the 2nd one :'(

Anonymous said...

hi, one of my favorite books of meg cabot's is code name cassandra. one of the 1-800-where-r-you series. another one of my favorites are the princess diaries sseries i give then two thumbs up!!!!!!