Chace, Harley, Will, and Cherise are eighth graders on the west coast. When Harley's family's B & B guest, Professor Raleigh asks them for help in looking for thundereggs, they enthusiastically agree. They find an thunderegg, but quickly agree that it is more egg than rock. They decide to keep the egg hidden from the Professor, but do bring it to their science teacher, Mr. Behr. The egg eventually hatches revealing something unexpected- a dragon. Steria the dragon immediately bonds with all the kids, now they have to figure out how to care for a dragon and keep Steria safe from Professor Raleigh.
An exciting middle grade adventure-with dragons! Taking care of the egg and Steria is a great test of the group's friendship as they navigate a totally unique situation. My favorite character by far was Steria herself, calm and trusting- but playful at heart. Like many middle grade stories, the parents were left out of a lot, however, at least there was an adult involved with Mr. Behr. The tensions rose as Professor Raleigh is constantly on their tails and Steria needed more and more food. As we learned more about Professor Raleigh, it seems that he may not be the villain that everyone thought. I did really like the solution that the group found for Steria at the end, although it doesn't seem like it will last very long. Hopefully the next book will come up with a better solution.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.