Trueman, Terry. Hurricane; a novel.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

TRUEMAN, Terry. Hurricane; a novel. HarperCollins. 144p. c2008. 978-0-06-000018-9. $15.99. (Lib. bdg: 978-0-06-000019-6. $16.89.) J

When a storm unlike any other--1998's Hurricane Mitch--hits Honduras, the world of 13-year-old Jose and his family is forever changed. Only two houses are left standing in their small village after the hurricane, and a mudslide has buried many of the residents. Jose's father, older brother and sister are away, and Jose must act as the man of the house, coming to the aid of whomever he can and digging for canned goods in the mud so they can all survive. When his little brother falls ill, Jose must go for help, despite the dangers he faces.

This is a simple but powerful story, with appeal to adventure fans as well as...

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