Genre: YA Fiction
Are you a fan of of the movie Twister? If you are, which I sincerely think you should be, then you will love this book. It is very similar to the movie with a slight twist. I can’t recall reading a whole lot, if any, books on tornado chasers, making this book really unique. After reading this one I sincerely hope that changes, there needs to be MORE books on this subject.
I waited a long time to read this one and it was FINALLY in at the library. I may even have squealed just a little when I yanked it off the shelf. My excitement was spot on. I was not disappointed. I mean the cover alone is enticing.
This is a quick and easy read at only 246 pages, both a positive and negative aspect of the book. The great part about it being shorter is that it didn't take up a lot of my time, not to be rude to the book or anything, but I have so many other books I am waiting to read as well that I'm glad it was short. Who doesn't love a quick read that still gets your heart racing? The downside of this shorter novel is that although the story is well rounded, the author could have easily added some more depth and meat to the story. I could have read another hundred pages at LEAST of the characters chasing tornadoes. I wanted more time with the characters in this world and more time with tornadoes.
This book has some dark quirky humor in it. It had me laughing throughout the whole book. However, It does have a darker more serious side as well, the main character, Jane, has an alcoholic mother. Jane was frustrating at times. I may have wanted to slap her, but since I have never really been in her position I felt like I couldn't really judge her for how she was handling it. The only thing that bugged me slightly was the fact that she seemed to be dealing with a lot of grown-up issues but still didn't seem that mature, then again every teenager has a right to be a teenager. All the characters were really enjoyable to read about, but like I said earlier, if we got to spend more time with them it would have been even better.
This would make a great rainy day read. Next time you are stuck indoors and need something to occupy yourself I suggest you grab this one. Really you could read this book any day.
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