The Quantum League: Spell Robbers (for ages 8-12) by Matthew J. Kirby
Ben is special. After joining the club he finds out that, through the laws of quantum physics, he can “actuate.” Just by using his imagination, he can affect the world around him. He learns to create fire, ice, and lightning with the help of Dr. Hughes, a mentor to the kids in the “club.” She makes a major discovery in the field: a mobile augmenter that would allow actuators to amplify their abilities wherever they are.
A rival gang hears of this valuable device and kidnaps the equipment and the doctor. Now, Ben must use his imagination not only to get his old life back, but to survive.
This first installment of the Quantum League series is action-packed and fast-paced. Read Chapter 1 and tell us what you think.
—Elysse, STACKS Writer