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  • Published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 248 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780399256868
  • 0399256865

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The waiting sky

by Zielin, Lara, 1975-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, Malletts Teen, Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen

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Minnesota seventeen-year-old Jane McAllister has devoted years to helping her out-of-control, alcoholic mother but joining her brother in chasing tornadoes for a summer gives her a fresh perspective, new options, and her first real romance.

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Fantastically well-written

While tornado-chasing isn't my thing, I am blown away by the huge topics this author takes on in her three teen novels. (Donut Days is about the free-thinking daughter of pastors in a fundamentalist church and The Implosion of Aggie Winchester is about the Goth daughter of the high school principal and her pregnant friend elected prom queen.) The Waiting Sky takes on a severely alcoholic mother and her inadvertently enabling daughter, plus the older brother who got away to save himself. Guilt, desperation, anger, love... they all run through the story as Jane tries to figure out how to live her own life.

I would love to see high school English classes read some of these and hear the discussions!

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