Omega City

Omega CityWritten by Diana Peterfreund

12 year-old Gillian Seagret doesn’t want to believe people when they say her father is nuts. As a scientific researcher, her father has written a book about the lost technology of a Cold-war era scientist, Dr. Aloysius Underberg, but his conspiracy theories about the now missing Doctor’s whereabouts and his inventions have left Gillian’s dad without a job and a proper home. Then, Gillian finds a clue to the Doctor’s greatest invention and with the help of her younger brother, Eric, her best friend, Savannah, and two brothers, Howard and Nate, they set out on a wild adventure to track it down and restore her father’s ruined reputation. This was a mildly entertaining read which sometimes got a little bogged down in too much science and too many dangers that I had a hard time believing 4 pre-teens (and a 16 year-old) could possibly survive. I should have been so enthralled that I couldn’t put the book down but, unfortunately I could, and that’s never a good sign for any fantasy/adventure book! However, any 4th-7th graders with an interest in science and space may enjoy it.

Review by Lynda H. Wilson, David Gourley Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★½✩✩ (2.5 stars)
Interest Level: 4th-7th grade

Omega City
Written by Diana Peterfreund
Balzer + Bray, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
324 pages
Release Date: April 28, 2015

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