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Whirlwind

The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 2

Caretaker Trilogy

David Klass

Square Fish

After saving the world’s oceans in Firestorm, Jack Danielson goes home to see P.J., his girlfriend and sole remaining touchstone. But she’s missing, and blame falls on Jack. Now he’s on the run with Gisco, his crafty canine sidekick, and is literally caught up in a whirlwind as he travels to the heart of darkness to rescue P.J.—a journey that will bring him face-to-face with the Dark Lord, the father of his old nemesis. Jack’s quest becomes nearly impossible as he discovers that the only person who can stop the Dark Lord is an old man from the future, but no one knows where he is, or if he even exists. But if anyone can find him, it’s Jack. The fate of the future is once again in his hands, but will Jack be able to travel halfway around the world, find a missing time traveler, and raise a powerful army in time to save the world?

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Whirlwind
1April Fool's Day in Hadley-by-Hudson. Spring chill cutting sharp as a blade. Dusk descending. Musty smell of nearby river clotting my throat. Had enough sentence fragments? My English teacher said they were a weakness of mine. But that was nearly six months ago, when I was a senior at Hadley High School, leading a normal life. My biggest concerns then were chicks, flicks, and fast cars, roughly in that order.Nothing normal about me now.Parents gone. Friends lost. Old life vanished. Sense of security evaporated. Belief in the sanity of day-to-day existence drowned in the deep Atla
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REVIEWS

Praise for Whirlwind

“Truly intelligent storytelling for teens.”—The Miami Herald

“Guys looking for nonstop action . . . will eat this up.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The fast-paced, gripping plot is an excellent vehicle for presenting a significant environmental message to an audience that might not hear it otherwise. The story stands on its own, but will be especially appreciated by those who experienced the cliff-hanger ending of Firestorm. All readers will eagerly await the third book.”—School Library Journal

“Klass continues the nonstop action in this thrilling sequel, in which the sensitive, appealingly conflicted hero finds plenty of new opportunities to confront ecological crisis.”—Booklist

“Klass once again combines breakneck adventure, unusual characters, and ecological issues—this time the destruction of the Amazon rainforest—in a rousing story.”—Don Gallo, English Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Klass

  • 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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Whirlwind

The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 2

Caretaker Trilogy

David Klass

Green Earth Book Award Honor Book
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Square Fish

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