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Des Hunt has always had an interest in science and technology. I hadn’t read any of his books before, and I was encouraged to review this book by comments from my peers.
Cool Nukes is about a boy called Max and his 2 friends Cleo and Jensen, all of whom are involved in ProAx, a program designed for kids with special abilities. Max and Jensen’s professor believes in cold fusion and is trying to conduct an experiment to prove his theory. After the professor disappears, the teens discover clues and hints instructing them on how to build this device. Meanwhile, others are trying to access the plans and claim the invention for themselves.
I enjoyed the mystery and suspense of the plot and was always itching to turn the page. Cool Nukes is a good read for anyone interested in sci-fi, drama or mystery novels. I am looking forward to reading more of Des Hunt’s books in the future as I greatly enjoyed this one.
Reviewed by Isabelle Ralston, age 14
by Des Hunt
Published by Scholastic NZ