by Beth Kephart
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Just released: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Hardback: 264 pages
Blue, for example.
Scenes from a zombie movie. Nobody looking like themselves.
-chapter 5, page 135
On Haven, a six-mile long, half-mile-wide stretch of barrier island, Mira Banul and her Year-Rounder friends have proudly risen to every challenge. But then a superstorm defies all predictions and devastates the island, upending all logic and stranding Mira's mother and brother on the mainland.
Nothing will ever be the same.
A stranger appears in the wreck of Mira's home. A friend obsessed with vanishing disappears. As the mysteries deepen, Mira must find the strength to carry on—to somehow hold her memories in place while learning to trust a radically reinvented future. Gripping and poetic, This Is the Story of You is about the beauty of nature and the power of family, about finding hope in the wake of tragedy and recovery in the face of overwhelming loss.
You know how there are some books you just don't GET. This was one of those for me.
The style of writing felt choppy and short in conveying the storyline. Because of this, it was hard to follow along with the various characters. I could not get a grasp of who was who.
However, there were a couple beautiful passages in regards to the different descriptions of the sea in various modes. Like the cover, the sea and its metaphor was a focus in the book which did capture my attention.
About the author:
She is a popular keynote speaker and frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many national journals.
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