When I was walking around my local Books-a-Million and saw this book, I snatched it up. I love all things Disney but especially Tomorrowland. The movie was due out in a few weeks and nothing was going to stop me from seeing it. I say all of this to build up the expectations I had for this book - the same expectations that came crashing down after I finished.
The book starts off promising but goes downhill from there. The story centers around a boy and his mother who travel to New York for a Science Fiction convention. The mother has a neurological condition which makes her "crazy". This is extrapolated after she starts seeing things in the city and the sky that just aren't there. Turns out, she's seeing Tomorrowland - the city that is built by all of the greatest minds in our history. They are about to unveil the city to everyone at the World's Fair but lo and behold, a german scientist is after them and their technology.
Basically, the book was designed to be a prequel to the movie but I found the book to be boring. Great idea, just boring. The writing style was average at best and the book just never got off the ground for me. I saw the movie weeks later and enjoyed it immensely but unfortunately, the book fell flat.
Bottom line, read it or don't. No big deal either way.
I love to read and to discuss books. My preferred genre is sci-fi but I like to read mostly anything.