Sophie and her family are struggling even before the hurricane comes their way. It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie’s dad to walk out of her life and left Sophie’s older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk. All Sophie wants now is to plan for the future—keep the family business running, get accepted to veterinary school, and protect her mom and sister from another disaster. But when a hurricane forms off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and heads right toward their island, Sophie realizes nature is one thing she can’t control.
After she gets separated from her family during the evacuation, Sophie finds herself trapped on the island with the last person she’d have chosen—the reckless and wild Finn Sanders, who broke her heart freshman year. As they struggle to find safety, Sophie learns that Finn has suffered his own heartbreak; but instead of playing it safe, Finn’s become the kind of guy who goes surfing in the eye of the hurricane. He may be the perfect person to remind Sophie how to embrace life again, but only if their newfound friendship can survive the storm.
If you are interested in stories of people struggling against nature, you might like to try these books available in the TAHS Library collection:
- Hurricane by Janice A. Thompson
- Hurricane Boy by Laura Roach Dargon
- Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- City of the Dead by T. Neill Anderson
- Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale
- Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown (GRA 976/Bro)
- Heroes of Hurricane Katrina (Ten True Tales) by Allan Zullo (976/Zul)
- Last Bus Out by Beck McDowell (976.3/McD)
- The Storm of the Century : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Sory of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster : the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900 by Al Roker (976.4/Rok)
- A Weekend in September bu John Edwards (Galveston Hurricane of 1900) (976.4/Wee)