Hurricane Child

Hurricane Child

Book - 2018
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Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane-- which is considered bad luck--twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781338129304
1338129309
Characteristics: 214 pages ; 22 cm

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ChiPubLib_Kids Jan 16, 2020

Born in the middle of a hurricane, Caroline believes it's her fate to be unlucky - until she meets Kalinda.


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The_Zookeeper
Dec 27, 2018

There seems to be too many things going on in this book. I wish the plot had been narrowed down a bit to help progress the story quicker.

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rixonkj
Jul 16, 2018

This book is so great! It's got everything: complex family relationships explored in detail, people negotiating their own and others' mental health, mean girls in middle school, preteens discovering things about themselves, first crushes, ghosts, adventures in a hurricane. Emotional, at turns tense and nostalgic, it made me feel twelve again in all the best and worst ways. I definitely recommend it for any middle grade reader.

And if you're on the lookout for books set in the Caribbean, books that feature kids of color as main characters, and/or books with girls exploring same-gender romance/attraction, written by an author from those backgrounds, this is it, add it to your lists!

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Nov 27, 2019

blue_giraffe_1301 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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