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EBOOK ☆ Hurricane Season ä Nicole Melleby

EBOOK ☆ Hurricane Season ä Nicole Melleby This debut novel about taking risks and facing danger about love and art and about growing up and coming out will make its way straight into your heartFig a sixth grader wants than anything to see the world as her father does The once renowned pianist who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days is something of a mystery to Fig Though she’s a science and math nerd she tries taking an art class just to be closer to him t Fig seems like any other 6th grader but due to some pretty serious issues at home she finds herself in an almost constant state of anxiety She lives alone with her father a once renowned pianist who is battling undiagnosed bipolar disorder As a conseuence of this Fig's role is often one of parent than childRegardless of daily struggles Fig loves her father with her whole heart and she knows that he loves her too He is trying his hardest he really is but without any sort of outside assistance or treatment they are barely getting by day to dayAfter her father causes an embarrassing incident at school one of Fig's teachers becomes concerned about his mental state and ends up contacting Child Protective Services With their life now overseen by a social worker Fig feels even pressure to project as much normalcy as she can During an art class she learns a bit about Vincent Van Gogh and his mental health issues She can see similarities between Van Gogh's personality and her father's This similarity propels her to find out all she can about the artist in an effort to better understand how her father's mind worksThrough it all Fig is also dealing with regular life things that any other 6th grader would be Feeling out of place at school tension with some friends and discovering her own sexualityThis book is so beautiful and pure I adore Fig with my whole heart She was such a precious little bean who is wise beyond her years Her relationship with her best friend Danny was just so darling as was her crush on Hannah the girl who works at her local libraryI was very impressed with the writing and feel Melleby does a seamless job of inserting important topics into the narrative without them seeming forced The story felt very organicI was legit an emotional mess upon finishing this It was just gorgeous The strength of the bond between Fig and her father His will to overcome challenges and work through his illness any way he could it wasughno words My heart is fullI would recommend this to anyone Even though this is a Middle Grade story I think this can absolutely be enjoyed by readers of all ages

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DOC µ READER Hurricane Season FREE ☆ This debut novel—about taking risks and facing danger about love and art and about growing up and coming out—will make its way straight into your heartFig a sixth grader wants than anything to see the world as her father does The once renowned pianist who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpred O experience life the way an artist does But then Fig’s dad shows up at school disoriented and desperately searching for Fig Not only has the class not brought Fig closer to understanding him it has brought social services to their doorDiving into books about Van Gogh to understand the madness of artists calling on her best friend for advice and turning to a new neighbor for support Fig continues to try everything she can think of to understand her fat E ARC from Edelweiss PlusFig given name Finola and her father Tim live along the coast in New Jersey Her father was an up and coming composer and performer before Fig's birth but after her arrival her mother left and her father struggled with the creative process He has good days and bad days and is especially disturbed by storms which freuent their area at certain times of year When her father comes to school in a very agitated state looking for Fig her art teacher calls children's protective services and has the family under watch Fig feels that if she can keep everything together at home and do well on an art project about Van Gogh her father will seem competent and they will be able to stay together She gets help from an unlikely source new neighbor Mark who rescues her father from a storm and slowly starts helping the two put some coping mechanisms in place Fig is able to let Mark handle some issues and relaxes enough to try to make some friends including Danny who like likes her However when her father comes to a Halloween party looking for her again in an agitated state Mark takes even action and makes sure that the father goes to a doctor and gets the help he so desperately needs Adjusting to the medication isn't easy but it does seem to improve things as does the stable presence of Mark Tim and Mark become romantically involved children's protective services are pleased that Tim is making progress and Fig is able to turn her attention back to the academic and social aspects of middle schoolStrengths It was refreshing to see a child in crisis at a moment when concerned adults were beginning to get involved Fig's life has been difficult but when it starts to become impossible there are people there to help her I think this is an important reassurance for young readers and a reminder that they should go to trusted adults if they have problems Fig's attitude is understandable and she tries her best to hold things together by being the adult but also trying her best in school She is lonely for friends but not romantically interested in Danny mainly because she's 11 but also because she has a crush on an older girl who works at the library Van Gogh and his problems are worked into the story in an interesting way and the cover is a nice reflection of that themeWeaknesses There were a lot of issues The dad's bipolar disorder Fig's abandonment by her mother Mark and Tim's relationship Fig's uestioning of her sexuality and even a passing mention of Danny's father being in drug rehab That's all fine; it's all appropriate to this age group but by mentioning so many different things it makes each one of them seem less believable to readers who may have no background knowledge about some of them Having Fig's father be gay or bisexual is one thing but to also have Fig be uestioning makes both situations seem unlikely and forcedWhat I really think This was well written and enjoyable but I will have to see if I need books of this kind With a limited budget I can buy only a small percentage of each type of book and books with sad issues and children overcoming adversity make up a large number of 2019 releases

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Hurricane Season Her to save him from himself and to find space in her life to discover who she is even as the walls are falling down around herNicole Melleby’s Hurricane Season is a stunning novel about a girl struggling to be a kid as pressing adult concerns weigh on her It’s also about taking risks and facing danger about love and art and about coming of age and coming out And than anything else it is a story of the healing power of love and the limits of that pow Mini reviewI received this E ARC via Algonuin Young Readers and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNFTrigger warning Mention of ‘sick’ parent Most likely mental illness And child services Till the point I read When I heard about this book through the publisher I was sold I was so excited and happy when I got an arc Unfortunately it wasn’t for me I didn’t like the writing style And didn’t much care for the plot or the characters I can’t speak for the mental illness rep Though from other reviewers I’ve heard it’s good Still recommend