Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
Marley is a member of the AV club and he loves Star Trek. He carries a journal with him everywhere he goes that he calls his "Captain's Log". Marley is not just a geek, he is invisible to most of the school. Marley's life changes for the worse when he offends a new student in the AV club and the school's biggest bully, Digger, suddenly takes notice of Marley for the first time. But Marley attracts some positive attention as well from the track coach who sees Marley running from his tormentors. When Marley makes a name for himself as the fastest kid in school he finds that everything changes. This is a nice story, probably best suited for 6th graders. There was nothing outstanding about it for me (other than the many Star Trek references), but it was pleasant.