Book Review: Solid by Shelley Workinger
Description from Goodreads.com http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9405809-solid
Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop "super-abilities," and even unearth a conspiracy.
Inside Flap: Clio Kaid may be 17 and just beginning the last summer before her senior year, but her life is anything but typical. She's just discovered she was genetically altered before birth and is now headed to a top-secret Army campus to explore the surprising results of the experiment.
Follow Clio and the other teens as they develop fantastic super-abilities, forge new friendships, find love, and uncover a conspiracy along the way.
At 236 pages this was a pretty fast read. From page one you are drawn into the military-like camp setting. The teens are here because they have been told that while their mothers were pregnant with them a unknown drug was given to them. Now that they (the government) are aware that the mothers were given the drug, they have gathered up all of the children that were known to have been affected. The high schoolers are brought here for monitoring and special classes. The groups are grouped by their talents and given different tests to take to monitor their health and growth throughout there time there. The tests show results of mutated chromosomes and that indeed the kids have superpowers. But as usual there is something more dark and mysterious happening at this camp and Clio overhears something she shouldn't have. This leads to some detective work by the group to discover the truth.
The story is told from Clio's perspective and I really enjoyed the romance between her and Jack. He is such a sweet heart that he will make every girl's heart swoon.
The part I loved most about the book was, the variety of characters we get to meet. They interact great with each other, great humor and fantastic dialogue.
The next book is called Settling and is available as of July 4th. Great for a summer read, light, funny and entertaining.
The second book in the series was released on July 4th 2011 and I have to admit the covers to these books have fantastic colors.