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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 07, Alyssa rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction. Thirteen year-old Maggie is not happy to hear that her father has been transferred by his railroad company and her family will be moving from Duluth to Hinckley. Adjusting to life in this little town was difficult, but with her dad and brother working for two different railroad companies it was the only place to live where they could all b Thirteen year-old Maggie is not happy to hear that her father has been transferred by his railroad company and her family will be moving from Duluth to Hinckley.
Adjusting to life in this little town was difficult, but with her dad and brother working for two different railroad companies it was the only place to live where they could all be together. After a harrowing ride to Duluth Maggie and her father decide they must return to Hinckley in search of her brothers. Maggie and her family are fictional characters but the events surrounding the great Hinckley Fire are harrowing and true. Written for 4th grade and up, Schultz, does a fantastic job of being truthful about the terrible things that happened on a level that elementary students can understand, yet not become terrified of.
Jax aided his teammate to safety inside of the high school, but before he could close the doors, he was struck by the dark matter at such a high speed that he was thrown backward into a wall, knocking him unconscious and slamming him into the floor. Jax woke up in the hospital and quickly learned he could never play football again because of a permanent injury to his knee caused by the explosion.
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Because his family couldn't afford college and his only hope of attending college was on a football scholarship, he was ultimately forced to find a full-time job as a mechanic to support himself. Barry and Stein had sought him out because the dark matter wave from the particle accelerator explosion changed his body's molecular structure in a way that made him one of two perfect matches to Stein, who, due to the death of his literal other half, Ronnie Raymond , was dying as a result of his powers becoming unstable from a lack of merging and needed to find a new partner.
When he went to S. Labs to learn more about it and met Barry Allen's team , he refused to merge with Professor Stein and become a superhero, a decision that caused him to be berated by Caitlin Snow , Ronnie's widow, for his supposed inability to take responsibility, as she did not know about his family's financial situation and had assumed that he blew off college out of laziness despite his perfect grades. Caitlin later showed up at his auto shop and apologized for her behavior, explaining that her missing husband, Ronnie Raymond , became a hero as Firestorm and saved the city from the singularity, inspiring Jax.
They are attacked by Dr. Henry Hewitt The other candidate to become the new Firestorm and escape to S. Labs, where Jax agrees to merge with Stein to save him resulting in the two becoming the new Firestorm. When Hewitt is wreaking havoc on Jax's old football field, he teams up with the Flash to stop Hewitt and starts to get used to his new superhuman abilities.
Afterwards, he and Professor Stein go to Pittsburgh to train on Firestorm's abilities similar to Ronnie. In January , Jax and Martin Stein are still in Pittsburgh, where they are up against a criminal at a chemical plant as Firestorm. While Firestorm does defeat the man, Stein is still upset that Jax doesn't listen to him, Jax tells him to stop treating him like one of his "snot-nosed undergrads" when they are intercepted by Rip Hunter.
Jax woke up as the team is en route to St. Roch in and was angry with Stein. Jax was left behind in the Waverider when Chronos attacked. Jax merged with Stein and provided cover for the team to escape. They tracked down Savage to Norway. Exosuit behind, altering history. After the younger and elder Steins got into an argument, Jax consoled the elder about how arrogant both himself and his younger self are, but also how selfless and intelligent he has become.
After the younger Stein was escorted off the ship, the team was contacted by Snart , who had been captured by Savage. Firestorm took down Savage and the team escaped. However, Savage managed to get the upper hand and killed Carter and wounded Kendra forcing the team to retreat back to the Waverider. Afterwards, Jax and the rest of the team reaffirmed their commitment to defeating Savage in memory of Carter. Later, Jax was present at the funeral they put on for Carter and Aldus.
As Firestorm, he was tasked with creating a diversion by cutting the power, however he accidentally tripped the alarm, but they succeed on getting the file. The file directed them to the Soviet Union. Stein and Jax get into an argument where Jax is angry that he has to take all of shots, was unwillingly brought on the mission, and was forced to leave behind his life and his widowed mother in Frustrated with being left out of the rescue efforts, Jax and Kendra convince Rip to let them help.
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Kendra flies Jax into the prison and he cuts the power to the locks causing a prison riot. After Vostok began to destabilize, they retreated to the jump ship. Later he and Stein make amends and Stein expressed his gratitude to have Jax as his partner. After another attack by Chronos, the Waverider is hit and the team is stranded in After the team arrived in Star City of , they are attacked by the Green Arrow.
They retreated to the ship where Jax diagnosed the repairs that are required to get the Waverider operational again. Stein was able to deduce from his psychic link that Jax has a crush on Kendra and tries to deter Ray from getting close with Kendra.
Stein's effort backfired, upsetting Jax but Stein told him to have more confidence in himself. Back on the Waverider , Jax overheard Kendra turning down Ray and had second thoughts about asking her out. While in the Temporal zone , the Waverider received a distress call from the Acheron.
After Mick went to make a deal with the pirates, Stein was able to sneak aboard the Acheron and free them. Jax, Stein, and Baxter acted as a distraction while Rip activated the airlock sucking the time pirates into the vacuum of space. In the aftermath of the battle, the team decided that Mick was too much of a liability, so Snart volunteered to put him down. The updated timeline data from the Acheron pointed to Harmony Falls , Oregon in as the next place to find Savage.
Jax was put in charge of gathering information from the local teenagers about a series of murders. After meeting Martin and Sara during their lunch hour in a diner, he talked to Betty Seaver but some jocks tried to intimidate him. Betty asked him out for tomorrow night. On the date, Jax asked Betty about her ex-boyfriend Tommy , who went missing.
Before she could say anything, they were harassed by guys from the diner and then a horrific creature resembling Tommy attacked them.
After fleeing the scene, they were pulled over by a police officer. Jax pleaded to the cop to get Betty medical help but was kidnapped by the cop. After Savage released him from his cell, Jax attacked Martin and Leonard but was knocked out by Sara. Stein and Gideon then synthesize a gene-therapy antidote curing the Manhawk mutation.
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He said goodbye to Betty and told her to someday get out of Harmony Falls. The Waverider was then attacked by Chronos again and the crew was forced to leave behind Kendra, Ray, and Sara in Due to the attack, the Waverider 's navigation was damaged so the ship touched down in instead of They picked up Kendra and Ray in Hub City. They then went to pick up Sara who had rejoined the League of Assassins , but due to temporal drift, she had become detached from her former self and captured them.
She convinced Ra's al Ghul to free the team and they all take down Chronos, only to discover that Chronos was actually Mick. The team next traveled to the Kasnia Conglomerate in to stop Savage before his rise to power. Jax, Martin, and Ray gathered more information on the A. After the rest of the team kidnapped Per Degaton , Jax suggested dropping him off in the Stone Age instead of killing him.
Jax, Sara, and Snart held off the soldiers and A. Mick then informed the team of The Hunters who will now go after them since Chronos' mission failed. Hiding from the Hunters, the team touched down in Salvation in , a fragment in time invisible to the Time Masters. After Leonard shot a member of the Stillwater Gang for fighting with Martin, the team got into a bar fight before Jonah Hex settled things down.
Hex then demanded to speak to Rip about dealing with Jeb Stillwater. Rip challenged Stillwater in a quick draw to free Jax which Rip won, killing Stillwater. However the Time Hunters arrived and a huge fight broke out between the Hunters and Rip Hunter's team. The team defeated the Hunters and Jax excitedly proclaimed victory. However, one of the Hunters warned of The Pilgrim , who Mick confirmed will come after their younger selves. Mick tasks Jax with watching over young Mick.
The team then switched tactics to abduct their selves as newborns. Jax revealed that he never got to see his father because he shipped off to Somalia before he was born. However, in Central City of , Martin and Ray saw that his father had not shipped off to Somalia yet and retrieved Jax so that he could talk to his father. The Pilgrim contacted the Waverider to say she had taken James Jackson and other loved ones and threatened to kill them unless they turned themselves in.
She managed to hold them off with her time manipulation powers until young Rip stabbed her in the leg and the team subsequently destroyed her. Jax then had one last conversation with his father telling him to be careful for IEDs while on his army tour. Running out of time to kill Savage, the team traveled to the only time they knew for certain where he was, Jax accompanied Rip, Ray, and Martin to make contact with the resistance where he offered a candy bar to a refugee child.
Martin was injured in the attack and asked Jax to take care of the refugees. Once the team came up with a plan to take out Savage, Jax assisted Ray in modifying his exosuit to grow in size to fight the Leviathan, and monitored Ray from the Waverider as Ray battled the giant robot. The team analyzed the Leviathan and determined that the technology it uses is more advanced than anything in and that Vandal Savage must also have been manipulating time. Rip decided to take Savage to the Vanishing Point for punishment before the Time Masters Council for messing with time.
However, temporal radiation leaked from the time drive, causing his body and organs to age at an accelerated rate, but he succeeded in restoring the time drive. Martin then put Jax onto the jump ship to and deduced according to his theory of quantum-retro causality that the trip back to should reverse the side effects of the temporal radiation.