The Storm Makers by Jennifer Smith

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What if you had the power to control the weather?
What starts as an ordinary summer turns exciting and perilous for twins Ruby and Simon when strange occurrences begin happening on their farm -- sudden gusts of wind, rainstorms, and even tornado warnings -- that seem eerily timed to Simon's emotions.
Then a stranger arrives and tells the twins that Simon is a Storm Maker -- part of a clandestine group of people entrusted with controlling and taming the weather -- and that he is in great danger. Soon Simon and Ruby must race against the clock as they try to master Simon's powers in time to stop a rogue Storm Maker's treacherous and potentially deadly plans.
In this thrilling new adventure, loyalties can shift as quickly as the wind . . . and the ordinary can turn extraordinary in the blink of an eye.

About Jennifer Smith

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Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.
Published April 3, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 377 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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When a freak thunderstorm coincides with Simon’s sudden illness, a mysterious stranger named Otis reveals that Simon is a Storm Maker, one of a select few with power to control the weather.

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Twelve-year-old Ruby is having a long, hard summer. First, her popular twin, Simon, is revealed to be a Storm Maker (“one of a very small group of people in the world who have the ability to influence

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If you are short on books to read, come to me because this is the best book I’ve read in 2012.” Reviewed by Gretl, Age 11

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After tying up some loose ends at the Rossi Brothers’ Circus home base, including getting the animals in safe containment, the next stop is Mexico."Using third-person omniscient point of view, Smith hops among different plots, examining various characters’ thoughts and actions (even the rogue tig...

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Ever since I saw the move Twister, I’ve had a nerd soft spot for weather, so I really enjoyed that aspect of The Storm Makers.

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