By Roland Smith
144 Pages – Ages 9+
Published in September 2011 by Scholastic Press
You may think that if you’re a kid in the middle of a hurricane – your bus crashed, you nearly drowned, you survived an alligator attack, and everything is flooding – that things can’t get much worse, right? Wrong. Chase, Nicole, and Rashawn thought the answer was “right.”
Chase, his Dad and, Tomas, his Dad’s partner, travel to where natural disasters happen and make their living by helping to rebuild after the disaster happens. Chase’s father always made sure he was away from the center of the disasters, but this time the storm shifted! Now Chase and his friends, Nicole and Rashawn are in the middle of it! They thought they were safe when they reached Nicole’s house but her family owns a farm but this is no ordinary farm. It is a farm where Nicole’s family keeps their circus animals when they are not traveling with the circus and now some of the animals are loose. An angry leopard, that could kill them with a pounce, is running amuck and a lion that just mauled its trainer is loose, too. To top things off, the SURGE from lake water is flooding the farm. They are cold, wet, hungry, hurt and may be cat food! Will they survive the hurricane?
This book is the 2nd book in the series and it was even better than the first one (Storm Runners)! The 3rd book is called “Eruption” and it will be published March 12, 2012 (AHK! TOO LONG TO WAIT!). I like Tomas the best because he seems like a great friend, especially to John and Chase Masters (Tomas is John’s best friend and business partner). I recommend “The Surge” to fans of adventure, action, thrills, and Roland Smith. The book is very suspenseful and you never exactly know what’s going to happen next! I already pre-ordered my copy of Eruption, I’m not going to tell you how Chase’s day gets EVEN worse but I’ll give you a hint -think VOLCANO!
After reading a bunch of Mr. Smith’s books (Legwork, Cryptid Hunters, Tentacles, The Storm Runners Series) Roland Smith has become one of my favorite authors. To learn more about The Storm Runners Series and Mr. Smith’s other books you can visit his website by clicking HERE!