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Tesla's Attic is the first book in a brilliantly imagined and hilariously written trilogy that combines science, magic, intrigue, and just plain weirdness, about four kids who are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla.
After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids-Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent-and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose.
Ultimately Nick learns that the genius Nikola Tesla placed the items-his last inventions-in the attic as part of a larger plan that he mathematically predicted. Nick and his new friends must retrieve everything that was sold at the garage sale and keep it safe. But the task is fraught with peril-in addition to the dangers inherent in Tesla's mysterious and powerful creations, a secret society of physicists, the Accelerati, is determined to stop Nick and alter destiny to achieve its own devious ends. It's a lot for a guy to handle, especially when he'd much rather fly under the radar as the new kid in town.
Fans of intrigue, action, humor, and nonstop surprises are guaranteed a read unlike any other in Tesla's Attic, Book One of the Accelerati Trilogy.
A story on Nikola Tessla's weird and mysterious experiments in a middle grade setting. Honestly, not the greatest but somewhat of a solid good fun. While the story was fun, it still felt a bit slow towards the middle.... But the sci-fi element was amazing here.
This is the story of Nick Slate who finds some of Nikola Tessla's old experiments in the attic of an old Victorian house they had moved into. Weird experiments that are a part of a large energy emitter and the group known as the Accelerati, the men in the white suits would do anything to get their hands on them all.Thus prompting Nick and his friends to round every other equipment he had unknowingly sold at the garage sale and out of the reach of the bad.
The plot was fun. The sci-fi elements were interesting enough. And Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman's collaboration were very good and well done. But the interest in all there was not held constant. Although I totally loved them batting that giant asteroid away using Tessla's experimental bat..... WICKED!!!
"Awesome experiments of Tessla's coupled with the joys of the middle grade genre"