Winner of the Stonewall Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award
By National Book Award winner Kacen Callender, this exquisite
novel reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical
"The stakes are high, the revelations are serious, and Callender
doesn't sugarcoat... But Caroline's insistence on love, no matter
what, might just be what young readers need to see." - The
New York Times
Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.
Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and
12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's
hated and bullied by everyone in her small school
on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can
see won't stop following her, and - worst of all - Caroline's 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 for 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 a hurricane to find Caroline's missing
mother -- before Caroline loses her for ever.
Perfect for fans of Boy At the Back of the Class, Pocketful
of Stars, and Rooftoppers.
This arresting debut novel won the Stonewall Book Award as well
as the Lambda Literary Award.
From the author of bestselling Felix Ever After.
If you love this story, check out Kacen Callender's National-Book-Award-winning
King and the Dragonflies!
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 199 x 135 x 15 mm