Sherpa's Adventure

Saving the Future

Children - Preteen
244 Pages
Reviewed on 11/26/2012
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Author Biography

Lori Costew is a believer of being part of something bigger than herself, she is passionate about kids and the positive impact they can have on the world—if they choose to do so. She has worked for the Ford Motor Company for twenty years helping its employees and the business reach their potential. Born a Buckeye, she currently lives in Northville, Michigan, with her husband and two young children. Like Sherpa, Lori likes all things chocolate and her favorite place is on the beach with sand in her toes. This is her first book; the sequel, “Sherpa’s Adventure: Destroying the Hologram” is on the way!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite

It's the year 2310 and main character Sherpa, named after the guides who help climbers to the top of Mount Everest is the daughter of Lillian, the Ruler of the Western World. In 2306, a treaty was signed that signified the End of All Wars but some dictators, like General Aveel, do not like this and time travel back to earlier times to encourage young people to make bad decisions; so ultimately the 2306 peace treaty will never be signed. Sherpa wants to be the Chancellor of Positivity in her mother's Cabinet, a position that can only be held by a young person. But Lillian says Sherpa has much to learn and must understand that people cannot be forced into positive thinking, good decisions and happiness. She takes Sherpa to the Technology Lab where scientists like gorgeous Dr. Troy Lichtenstein are working on developing HuBots, lifelike robots that can travel back in time, download information and get back to2310 quickly. Dr. Lichtenstein gives Sherpa an Instascreen which compacts to the size of a business card and an RTD, Reality Tracking Device, which will show people's energy and their intentions as glowingcolors. Sherpa prepares to travel back to the 21st century where she must find and help two young preteens who will start the chain of events that will save the world and end all wars.

Author Lori Costew’s "Sherpa's Adventure: Saving the Future" is a delightfully well-written novel for teenage readers. Main character Sherpa is believable as she goes about meeting Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart and others, learning the impact of making good decisions on one's life. 21st century pre-teens Emma Johnson and her neighbor and friend, Jose Ramirez, will entrance the reader as they try to figure out how to stop bullying and defeat General Aveel and his Hubots which are disguised as teenagers. The dialogue is appealing, the plotline flows nicely to the story's conclusion and readers of all ages will appreciate the message in "Sherpa's Adventure: Saving the Future, that good decisions make for good lives.

Anna del C. Dye

Sherpa’s Adventure is a pre-teen or young adult tale that is well done and very nicely written. I enjoyed the lessons learned in a very interactive way. Lori Costew writes a fun tale, full of different learning opportunities for the reader. In this book, you will find all kinds of opportunities for themes of conversations. She has created a great piece of fantasy that addresses many of the problems with young adult lives today.

Sherpa is a young woman who wants to make a difference. She plans to do this by becoming future chancellor of positivity. Her mother, the President of the Western World, can give her the responsibility of representing the youth and being an example leader for them; but is she really as ready as she could be? She thinks she is, but this tale will show you that we all have space to improve.

Sherpa’s mother takes her a secret laboratory where she is given a small machine to travel about the world, even switching to different times. Her job is to help other kids, who will grow up to become famous people in history, so they don’t make mistakes and can bring a better future to the human race. If she succeeds, she will get the prominent appointment, if not, she will have failed to save the world.

This is a Sci-Fi adventure that will give a new meaning to time travel. I really like the way Lori intertwines the good morals and responsibilities of all human beings into this great fantasy. There is so much to learn in this book and so little time to read. It is a well-written story for kids from elementary age to adults.

Michele Timmons

Sherpa’s Adventure: Saving the Future is about a 16 year old girl from the future who goes back in time to 2013 and teams up with two kids from a small town to stop evil from destroying the future. Sherpa’s Adventure combines futuristic living, history and really cool technology with two kids “taking back their school from bullying” and securing a positive future for the world. If you are an upper elementary or middle level teacher (or parent of a child ages 10-13) who is looking for a book that hits home for both boys and girls and combines history, STEM concepts and healthy youth development, this is definitely worth a read.

Diego Fernandez

This is one of the few books that you'll be able to enjoy reading as much as your love ones. It's already one of the favorites of my daughter -Francesca which is 9-.