The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis is about the effects of climate change. Anita and Benson, who are the main characters, travel with their school class to the greenhouse for a field trip. However, something sinisterly strange begins to occur. The class guide is ranting and raving about Carbon Dioxide. Suddenly, in a bizarre turn of events, Anita and Benson find themselves on a world wide, time-travel mission to discover the secrets of climate change. Upon their return, they face the guide with the facts they discovered about climate change. Will they succeed in their efforts to warn people about the devastating effects of climate change? Or will the sinister guide get them into trouble? This book is acceptable to readers who are interested in science.
This book falls under an adventure category, although the plot is tremendously lackluster. Anita and Benson, who are time-travelers, are the main characters. They are asked to journey back into time to learn about climate change. The beginning draws readers in, but leaves them disappointed once the middle is reached. More excitement and cliff-hangers should have been added into this book in order for it to be not dull and dreary. The illustrations are a wonderful addition to The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis and add a sense of reality. Once the climax occurs, the plot begins to make sense. Unfortunately, this particular book is opinionated and tries to sway the reader to believe what the story is founded on. This book requires readers to understand complex scientific terms and is intended for 11-13 year olds. The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis is a unexciting book that one should avoid unless climate change research is required or this topic is of interest.