We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen
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I couldn’t put this book down. The main characters reminded me so much of myself and my friends. The authors captured a guy-girl friendship so well. I had a best friend and if we hadn’t drifted apart I think we would have had this kind of relationship.
I don’t normally like diary entry or letter based books since the only information I get as a reader is what is included in the letter/entry. A lot of the times it feels too forced receiving all that information in “writing.” However, in this book, it totally works. The letters are informative and reflective in nature.
The problems such as college, love, friends, family, adultery, death, and life are well handled and truthful. The emotions characters displayed weren’t phony, and I felt they represented real people well.
Since I’ll be going to college this fall I connected with what the characters were going through. I don’t know if the emotions in the book surrounding leaving/staying home translate well with other readers, but they totally represented how I feel about going off to college.
The ending was lackluster and felt forced, but the overall effect of the book was good and worth it. That’s why I gave it four stars instead of five.
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