Hurricane Child

by Kacen Callender
  • Item #21V1 in Voices Fall Voices Fall
    • Grades: 5 - 7
    • Ages: 10 - 13
    Award:
    Stonewall Award
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
Short Summary
Caroline must search for her missing mother, face down ghosts and bullies, and sort out her feelings for her new BFF in this stormy novel set in the Virgin Islands.

Good For:
Award-Winning Middle Grades Fiction, Appealing Protagonist, Lush Descriptions, Thought-Provoking Coming-of-Age Tale

Topics and Themes:
Island Culture, Hurricanes, Hauntings, Friendship, Mysteries
Some mature content.

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Being born during a hurricane is considered unlucky in the US Virgin Islands, and 12-year-old “Hurricane Child” Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She’s hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas, a spirit only she can see won’t stop following her, and—worst of all—her mother left home one day and never came back.

But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline’s luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline’s first and only friend—and the person on whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush.

Now, Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in another hurricane to find Caroline’s missing mother—before she loses her forever.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 7
    • Ages: 10 - 13
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-12931-1