Monica Tesler is the author of the BOUNDERS series, a science fiction adventure series from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and their two boys who are both avid readers. She wrote BOUNDERS on the commuter boat.
Message to Skypees: I would love the chance to Skype with you and your students! There are both boy and girl main characters in BOUNDERS. The series has wide appeal, particularly to those interested in science fiction, fantasy, and action-adventure titles.
Category: Middle Grade
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Themes: diversity, friendship, growing up, loyalty, courage/bravery, identity/being yourself
Suggested for: grades 4-8
Author's time zone: Eastern
Visit Monica's website at www.monicatesler.com to learn more!
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About the book: Bounders have always known they were different, but they never suspected they were the key to saving Earth.
Jasper Adams is excited to join Earth Force as part of its first class of Bounders, a team of kids training to be elite astronauts. He can’t wait to connect with others like him and learn to pilot spaceships that can travel across the galaxy in an instant.
But when Jasper arrives at the space station, nothing is as it seems. Security is sky-high, and Jasper and his new friends soon realize that Earth Force has been keeping secrets—one of the biggest being a powerful, highly-classified technology that allows the Bounders to teleport through space without a ship. Only Bounders can use this tech, which leads Jasper to a sinister truth—humanity is facing a threat greater than any they’ve ever known, and Bounders are the ones standing between their planet and destruction.
Will Jasper and his friends rebel against Earth Force for hiding the truth or fulfill their duty and fight for their planet? The fate of Earth may rest on their choice.
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The Bounders' adventure continues in THE TUNDRA TRIALS and THE FORGOTTEN SHRINE!