The Waiting Sky

By Zielin, Lara

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ISBN
978-0-39925-568-8
Publisher
Putnam


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 8 Up–After her mother’s alcoholism places her best friend’s life in jeopardy, anger and confusion spur 17-year-old Jane to take a summer job away from Minnesota, photographing tornadoes for her brother Ethan’s chase team. This is the first time she has left her mother, and she is consumed by guilt and struggling with repressed resentment toward Ethan, who she feels abandoned their family years before. She discovers that her mother’s claim to have entered a rehab facility...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

Spending the summer hightailing it across the Midwestern plains chasing tornadoes with a team of meteorological researchers gives seventeen-year-old Jane, the narrator of Zielin's thought-provoking novel, new perspective. For instance, while observing her older brother Ethan, one of the researchers, she notes how "totally at ease" he seems around storms and attributes his calm to one of two reasons -- either "it's because he's studied wea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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