Book Reviews, Young Adult

Review: Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

I could hear shouting. Screaming and crying. Glass breaking. And then I heard nothing but the drone of the sirens outside my window.

Jersey Cameron has always loved a good storm. Watching the clouds roll in and the wind pick up. Smelling the electricity in the air. Dancing barefoot in the rain. She lives in the Midwest, after all, where the weather is sure to keep you guessing. Jersey knows what to do when the tornado sirens sound. But she never could have prepared for this. When her town is devastated by a tornado, Jersey loses everything. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she’s sent to live with relatives she hardly knows—family who might as well be strangers. In an unfamiliar place, can Jersey discover that even on the darkest of days, there are some things no tornado can destroy?

–-Back cover blurb of Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

I had been going through a dry season with reading, but still my love of books remained. A friend picked out a book for me for my birthday, and she couldn’t have picked a better one. It introduced me to a new author whose books I really do love.