Hurricane Season

By MELLEBY, Nicole

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ISBN
9781616209063
Publisher
Algonquin


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on Winter2018  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5–7—Eleven-year-old Fig craves normalcy. But with a hurricane approaching, both literally and figuratively, Fig will have to navigate her way to calmer waters. She lives with her father, a once-renowned pianist, who now suffers from dramatic mood swings that make it impossible for him to work or for his daughter to connect with him. Although she is more comfortable in the science arena, Fig enrolls in an art class hoping it will shed some light on the w...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Sixth-grader Fig's single father, a once-renowned composer who has bipolar disorder, behaves erratically (bursting into her classroom in a panic; needing rescue by police when he wades into the ocean during a hurricane), with periods of depression in between his manic episodes. Newly regular visits from New Jersey's Child Protection and Permanency agency mean that Fig feels obliged to downplay the disorder's effects on their hous...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Sixth-grader Fig's single father, a once-renowned composer who has bipolar disorder, behaves erratically (bursting into her classroom in a panic; needing rescue by police when he wades into the ocean during a hurricane), with periods of depression in between his manic episodes. Newly regular visits from New Jersey's Child Protection and Permanency agency mean that Fig feels obliged to downplay the disorder's effects on their hous...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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