NEW! Hurricane Season
This sixth grade girl longs for normalcy, but her father's mental health issues bring social services to their door.
Insightful and Empathic Portrait of Mental Illness, Discussing the Complexities of Families, Tender LGBTQ Romance, Powerful Presentation of Real-Life Issues
Topics and Themes:
Growing Up, Coming Out, Child Protective Services, Family
Fig loves her dad and the home they share in a beachside town. She does not love the long months of hurricane season. Her father, a once-renowned piano player, sometimes goes looking for the music in the middle of a storm. Hurricane months bring unpredictable good and bad days for him. More than anything, Fig wants to see the world through her father's eyes, so she takes an art class to experience life as an artist does. Then Fig's dad shows up at school, confused and looking for her.
As the walls start to fall around her, Fig is sure it's up to her alone to solve her father's problems and protect her family's privacy. But with the help of her best friend, a cute girl at the library, and a surprisingly kind new neighbour, Fig learns she isn't as alone as she once thought?and begins to compose her own definition of family.