Laura Martin has released her third book, it's not from the same world as Edge of Extinction (Remember #Dinosaurs) but it's equally as exciting and as inventive! Float is an inspiring story that helps us find the hero within, even when we feel like an outcast. A great story for all ages and for families to read aloud together.
From the Publisher:
From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt adventure about a group of kids with uncontrollable abilities, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Lisa McMann, and Dan Gutman!
Emerson can float…he just can’t do it very well.
His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind. The last place Emerson wants to be is at a government-mandated summer camp for RISK kids like him, so he’s shocked when he actually starts having fun at camp—and he even makes some new friends.
But it’s not all canoeing and capture the flag at Camp Outlier. The summer of fun takes a serious turn when Emerson and his friends discover that one of their own is hiding a deadly secret that puts all of their lives in danger.
It’s up to the Red Maple boys to save themselves—and everyone like them.
Praise for Float:
“A fun, funny, and fast-paced summer camp romp full of pranks, plot-twists and goofy superpowers. Emerson’s adventures (and misadventures) teach us that the greatest power of all comes from the friends who push us to overcome our perceived limitations and make the most of every moment.”
- John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day
“Simply superb. Martin’s novel feels exactly like summer camp should; the antics of the boys and the friendships they develop will make readers wish they were roasting marshmallows in the woods with their best friends.”
“With lots of action, great dialogue, and plenty of humor, Martin’s style and tone are reminiscent of Gordon Korman and Dan Gutman.”- School Library Journal
“Martin conjures a sense of wonder and whimsy.”- Publishers Weekly
More from Laura Martin - DINOSAURS
I was recently in Little Rock Arkansas and had the opportunity to meet with two sets of #TQ4T readers. The first was a young man who writes for his school newspaper and also releases his reviews @ Quattro's Corner. Listen to the interview as we discuss two of my favorite things; space and dinosaurs. Would you like to interview me for your blog or school newspaper? Let me know.
Listen to the interview on SoundCloud!
I also met with an avid group of Questers. These kids knew everything about the series. They knew details I'd forgotten. (I suppose I need to re-read the series) Their passion for the series reinvigorated me to finish the final book and gave me some excellent insight into the depth of my characters and stories, especially the now beloved Drex. And maybe a bit about Midnight the cat. But it's readers like you, readers like the Hibbard and Choate families that make writing fun and exciting, and well not quite so lonely.
Finally, I love seeing how the Quest for Truth has inspired you. I recently received a kind letter from a reader and a poem inspired by Quest for Truth from another reader. So why not send me an email with your thoughts about the series or even some artwork. I love hearing from you the Questers. You're the ones that make this adventure possible.
Check out the poem by Olivia