The Book: Knights of the Square Table 2, by Teri Kanefield
The Blurb: Empowered by their experiences while stranded on an island, six teenagers set out to right the wrongs in the world. When unconventional–and illegal–methods get them into trouble, they find themselves on the run. A story of hope and adventure.
The Babble: The Knights of the Square Table -San Francisco’s all-star chess team- are back in action. After their dramatic rescue from a remote island and covert machinations to save the world from nuclear destruction, the team is set on righting wrongs such world hunger, global warming, overcrowded prisons, and nuclear proliferation. Oh, and pairing up vis a vis male/female without hurting anyone’s feelings. A daring hack seems to solve a lot of problems, but also puts the team on the run. And this is where the implausibility of Kanefield’s storyline really began to be a problem for me. Six teens on the run with an escaped convict cross international borders, fly over oceans and overcome any number of obstacles to return to their touchstone island with the idea of forming a ‘nice,’ utopian community. Oh, and save the world again while they’re at it. But hey, it’s fiction. Recommended for pre-/early-teen readers.
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