Friday, December 7, 2012

SciFriday - The Cloak Society


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The Cloak Society
by Jeramey Kraatz

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins


This week I'm showcasing a fabulous, fun, action packed science fiction. If you like super powers, super villains, and just a hint of romance - this is the book for you!


When I first picked this book up from the library, it disappeared. Yes, that's right - it vanished! It wasn't super powers, though. It vanished into my fifth grade son's room. The next day he brought it back and declared it "awesome!".



His Thoughts: This book is about a boy named Alex Knight and how he grew up as a fourth-generation cloak,a super Villain society to fight the rangers of justice. Untill a junior ranger compromises every thing. As in he saves her life. After that things start to get complex. To find out more read this book by Jeramey Kraatz.

I loved this book. If you liked the Unwanteds or Magyk you will love this book. I thought that how they dropped their names in exchange for a super-villain identity is cool along with how they each have separate powers and gadgets is super cool!


My Thoughts:

I completely agree on this one. Every kid wants to please his parents, right? Yet every kid gets to a point where he must make his own choices. Just imagine how much harder that would be when your parents are grooming you to take over a Super Villain Society like Cloak! This story will appeal to all kinds of readers. It has humor, action, and some great messages about making your own choices. The best part? It's the start of a series!


Science topics
Types of energy (electromagnetic spectrum)
Genetics
Forces - I can see kids getting interested in many physics concepts


Wonders and What Ifs
Team work - what does it take to function as a team?
Who deserves to rule? Does society relying on being "rescued" (like by the Rangers) make it weak?
What super power would you want?
How do we handle differences? I can see middle school students, especially, finding connection here with the traditional X-Men story lines.



The Cloak Society is a great book, a fun ride, and still leaves room for readers to wonder and learn. 

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