Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This Is the Story of You

Cover image for This Is the Story of You
This is the Story of You
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.


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