The Waiting Sky
One summer chasing tornadoes could finally change Jane's life for the betterSeventeen-year-old Jane McAllister can't quite admit her mother's alcoholism is spiraling dangerously out of control until she drives drunk, nearly killing them and Jane's best friend.Jane has only one place to turn: her... show more
One summer chasing tornadoes could finally change Jane's life for the betterSeventeen-year-old Jane McAllister can't quite admit her mother's alcoholism is spiraling dangerously out of control until she drives drunk, nearly killing them and Jane's best friend.Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left the problems at home years ago for college. A summer with him and his tornado-chasing buddies may just provide the time and space Jane needs to figure out her life and whether it still includes her mother. But she struggles with her anger at Ethan for leaving home and feels guilty--is she also abandoning her mom just when she needs Jane most? The carefree trip turned journey of self-discovery quickly becomes more than Jane bargained for, especially when the devilishly handsome Max steps into the picture.
Publish date: August 2nd 2012
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
The first half of the book was as depressing as it could get. The second half was finished in quite a rush imo. All in all I rate it 2.75 stars 1.75 for Max and Tornadoes ;)and 1 for the message the book is trying to pass on.
I can see similarities between this and the movie Twister, which isn't a bad thing. The only problem I really had with it was it was much too short. A bit of the story was rushed where Jane came to terms with her mother's addiction. And I would have liked to see a bit more of the storm chasing seaso...
I received this through good reads giveaways.The first 150 pages were a little repetative, but the book picked up and went really fast after that. I could see people I knew in some of the characters.
I found this book to be really enjoyable. It's one of the few contemporary novels I've ever read (contemp was never a genre I really go into) and this book was a great transition for me to get into contemporary (which I have been trying to do because I know I've been missing many great books by excl...
I have to admit it: I only picked up The Waiting Sky because of its cover. While I was definitely intrigued by the unique premises of this novel, its cover really drew me in with its desperation and overall feel of melancholy. In fact, I think it’s such a perfect cover because this novel itself ha...