Cyclone

Cyclone

Book - 2017
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Blaming herself when the cousin she dragged onto a roller coaster falls into a coma, Nora struggles with unendurable guilt and tries to help when her cousin awakens with challenging disabilities.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books For Young Readers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481435253
1481435256
Branch Call Number: J F CRO
Characteristics: 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sfetsios-Conover, Debra - Illustrator

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Lucyisawesome
Jan 28, 2018

LOVED this book! Some areas were a bit heavy, but it is written really well and there are helpful, playful footnotes on most pages.

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darladoodles
Jan 27, 2018

I have loved all of Dorren Cronin's other books and was looking forward to reading her debut middle grade novel. She chose a very serious topic to tackle -- a teenage girl named Riley suddenly has a stroke after riding a roller coaster. Her cousin Nora manipulated her into joining in on the ride and the book follows her as she struggles with the changes in Riley, the long recovery and most of all the guilt.

The book shows quite accurately the stress that family relationships endure in times of crisis and how past hurts bubble up to the surface. There is some helpful explanations on the dynamics of triangles that I believe would be very helpful to preteens especially.

What I did not like was the way the f bomb (even pictured on Riley's word chart) and the word fuzz were liberally sprinkled throughout by both adults and Riley especially. This is not a book I would give to a tween to read without supervision, if at all.

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orange_eagle_377
Nov 04, 2017

Actually one of the funniest books I've ever read. Good read. kind of an emotional story when it's kind of all crashes down because of a simple roller coaster.

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muffinpopcorn
Sep 30, 2017

Very much enjoyed this book . Goes to show a person " should not " jump to conclusions , that's how miscommunication and wrong ideas , perceptions get formed . Would recommend this book.

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burgundy_coyote_59
Mar 27, 2018

burgundy_coyote_59 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Lucyisawesome
Jan 28, 2018

Lucyisawesome thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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orange_eagle_377
Nov 04, 2017

orange_eagle_377 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 40

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PCT
Jul 15, 2017

PCT thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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orange_eagle_377
Nov 04, 2017

btw PCT there is no cuss words she never says the actual word dumb

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PCT
Jul 15, 2017

Coarse Language: Some mild swearing as well as f-bomb often being written

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