By Beth Kephart
Chronicle Books, 2016, 258 pages, Young Adult Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Mira lives on a small island off the coast of New Jersey. When a devastating superstorm strikes she will face the storm's wrath and the destruction it leaves behind alone.
I love the way Beth Kephart writes. Her sentences are usually short and choppy, but they contain the most beautiful imagery. You feel more like you’re reading a poem than a novel, but it still stays fairly accessible. In this book, Kephart’s writing helps to evoke the crowding emotions involved in a horrific natural disaster. She conveys the beauty and horror of the destruction, and the sorrow of the survivors as well as their determination to see things through.