by Asha Bromfield
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Pub Date 04 May 2021 | Archive Date 18 May 2021
St. Martin's Press, Wednesday Books
"This is an excellent examination of the ways wealth, gender, and color can shape and at times create mental and emotional fractures. Verdict: A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics." —School Library Journal (starred review)
"Bromfield may have made a name for herself for her role on Riverdale, but with this debut, about a volatile father-daughter relationship and discovering the ugly truths hidden beneath even the most beautiful facades, she is establishing herself as a promising writer...this is a must." —Booklist (starred review)
In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a hurricane.
Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica.
When Tilla’s mother tells her she’ll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him.
In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise—all in the midst of an impending hurricane.
Hurricane Summer is a powerful coming of age story that deals with colorism, classism, young love, the father-daughter dynamic—and what it means to discover your own voice in the center of complete destruction.
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Firstly, that cover is gorgeous! It definitely matches what is inside as well. Hurricane Summer is a beautifully written story that I could not get enough of. It was a fast read with a wonderful bunch of characters.
This book was hauntingly beautiful, filled with every emotion you can imagine. My heart was ripped to shreds and put back together again by the end of the story.
Asha Bromfield will mark her spot amongst the other YA powerhouses (I got Elizabeth Acevedo and Angie Thomas vibes from this) and I cannot wait to see what else she writes in the future.
*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my early copy of this beautiful book.
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