Project Wormhole is the first book in a new series by Ken Preston, author of the Joe Coffin series. While Joe Coffin is aimed at an adult audience, Project Wormhole's target audience is middle school to young adult. It does not have any sex but it does have violence. Some of the scenes are tense so if you have a younger child or one who does not like scary scenes, read the book yourself first.
The premise of the book is that a top secret experiment goes horribly wrong. An unnatural storm hits the Birmingham, England. The storm brings lightning, thunder, torrential rain and dinosaurs. Yes dinosaurs. The project creates a wormhole that throws the past, the long past, into the present with disastrous results.
The main characters of the book are three young students. Daniel, who recently lost his mother, is running away from the research base where he father is working on top secret project at a secure military base. Will and Lee are students on a class trip to a museum. Lee is an American, recently moved to England. Will is a bullied and afraid of his own shadow. After the storm passes, the three children find each other and struggle to understand what has happened.
The story has some interesting and unexpected twist and turns. The dinosaurs are worked into the story in a very creative fashion. Some of the monsters are human with their own drive to survive at the cost of other's lives.
This book should appeal to middle school students and older. Many students will identify with one of the three main characters. If you have a reluctant reader, Project Wormhole may interest them enough that they are willing to give it a try.
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for a fair review.