Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

This debut novel?about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out?will make its way straight into your heart. Fig, a sixth grader, wants more than anything to see the world as her father does. The once-renowned pianist, who hasn?t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days, is something of a mystery to Fig. This debut novel?about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out...

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Title:Hurricane Season
Author:Nicole Melleby
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1616209062
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Hurricane Season Reviews

  • Brian
    Nov 01, 2018
    Fig is a young girl who lives with her erratic father. The novel starts with her dad showing up at school and just wanting to see that his daughter is okay. This causes her teacher to call Child Protective Services on her. Fig is furious but she soon finds help in her new neighbor, Mar...
  • Cindy
    Jan 19, 2019
    Have you ever read a book that was just so EXACTLY what you needed to read in a certain moment? A few months ago I picked up my e-ARC of Nicole Melleby's debut middle grade, HURRICANE SEASON, during a difficult and emotional week when I was dealing with a lot of frustration over a rela...
  • Emily
    Nov 30, 2018
    An emotionally-rich story about a sixth-grade girl struggling to make sense of and care for her father, a famous musician, who has become increasingly mercurial and ill as a result of undiagnosed bipolar disorder. To figure him out, Fig immerses herself in biographies of Vincent Va...
  • Laurie
    Apr 05, 2019
    Interest Level: 5-8 What if your mom left the day after you were born, your dad has a mental problem that you don't understand, and you are trying to hold everything together? How would you feel? That's a lot for an eleven-year-old sixth grader, but this is exactly what Fig is going...
  • Tanya
    Jun 13, 2019
    Closer to 2.5 stars than 3 IMO. This book starts well but then the story goes all over the place. The plot around an 11yr old girl and her single parent troubled dad who used to be a composer but has some unknown connection to hurricanes and music that he sees in them which led him th...
  • Cynthia
    Jun 11, 2019
    completely bursting with love for this book. just......WOW. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 12, 2019
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Fig (given name Finola) and her father Tim live along the coast in New Jersey. Her father was an up and coming composer and performer before Fig's birth, but after her arrival, her mother left and her father struggled with the creative process. He has good ...
  • Sarah Gross
    Jan 01, 2019
    I?m probably biased because I grew up where this story takes place. Although my friends and I went to the junction for pizza instead of ice cream, I loved this book. Highly recommended for middle school classroom libraries! ...
  • Heather
    May 04, 2019
    *This ARC was provided to me by the publisher, Algonquin Young Readers, in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. I feel it deals with important topics that could affect children of this age. The author shows more than tells the reader about the different aff...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    May 14, 2019
    A novel about a father's mental illness and a daughter's desperate desire to take care of him, even as she wonders who will take care of her. Since the day after she was born and her mother took off and left, it has always been just Fig and her dad. Fig's dad, Tim Arnold, had once b...
  • Naomi Milliner
    Dec 30, 2018
    This is a beautiful, must-read book for MG readers - and their parents. Covering everything from Vincent Van Gogh (in the best way possible) to mental illness to sexuality, this debut novel has it all - and it is all done with grace and compassion and great care. Fig and her story will...
  • Nicole Hewitt
    Apr 23, 2019
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction Hurricane Season is a poignant story of the complexities of loving a parent who struggles with mental health issues. Fig is used to having to take care of her dad. She's used to him embarrassing him in fr...
  • Sonja
    May 13, 2019
    This is a truly, truly stunning middle-grade novel about Fig, an 11-year old math nerd who takes an art class in school in the hopes that it will make her understand her musician father who has bipolar disorder. The book is also super queer, which made my heart happy. And despite it de...
  • Jenna Reeh
    Mar 18, 2019
    Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby tackles issues such as gender identity and mental health in an approachable way for middle schoolers. Fig, an eleven year-old, lives with her father who is known for his abilit...
  • Gail Shepherd
    Jan 24, 2019
    Nicole Melleby's HURRICANE SEASON is just a flat-out beautiful middle-grade debut--it's hard to know where to begin to praise it. The novel follows Fig, a soulful sixth grader, as she worries and wonders about her brilliant, beloved father, a composer and pianist who, we learn over tim...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Feb 17, 2019
    Mini review: I received this E-ARC via Algonquin Young Readers and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. DNF Trigger warning: Mention of ?sick? parent. Most likely mental illness. And child services. Till the point I read. When I heard about this book through th...
  • Tegan
    Jul 09, 2019
    hardcore cried multiple times at this beautiful/heartwrenching story (plot twist i just stopped crying like 3 seconds ago) ...
  • Jocelyn
    May 29, 2019
    Synopsis Fionla ("Fig") is a sixth grader with a lot on her plate. Suffering from a psychiatric disorder that leaves him unable to make music anymore, her father is barely able to function on the best of days. No longer selling out large music halls, her dad makes ends meet by g...
  • Amy
    Nov 24, 2018
    Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and the publisher for an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. Actual rating: 4.5 stars I requested this book because I am always, always on the hunt for that elusive middle grade novel that reads with the fluidity and nuance of a YA...
  • Jill Jemmett
    Jun 19, 2019
    This is a great middle grade novel. This story features important life events which are not usually discussed in middle grade books. Fig is discovering her own sexuality, while her father is as well. Her father is an adult, but he is still figuring out his identity. It was challengi...
  • Amy
    Mar 07, 2019
    Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! Title: Hurricane Season Author: Nicole Melleby Genre: Middle grade contemporary Rating: 3.5 stars Trigger/content warnings: abandonment by a parent (Fig's mother, in the past), mental illness (bipolar di...
  • Mandy
    Feb 06, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Algonquin Young Readers. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. I'mma just sit here a...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Mar 13, 2019
    I read this book in one day! Even though it is contemporary, I found it hard to put down. Fig lives with her dad. She's 11 and her mom left when she was a day old. So all she knows is living alone with her dad. Her brilliant musician dad who is mentally ill. Fig takes ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Apr 26, 2019
    It had been Fig and her dad against the world since she was born, but when one of her father's episodes captured the attention of Fig's art teacher, it became Fig and dad against the Child Protection & Permanency department. As the months counted down during this figurative and lit...
  • Alyson Stone
    Feb 11, 2019
    Book: Hurricane Season Author: Nicole Melleby Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars I would like to thank the publisher, Algonquin Young Readers, for providing me with this ARC. I must say I was very surprised with this one. To me, a lot of times middle school reads can be kind of iffy. I...
  • megs_bookrack
    May 08, 2019
    Fig may look like any other 6th grader but due to some pretty serious issues at home, she finds herself in an almost constant state of anxiety. She lives alone with her father, a once renowned pianist, who is living with bipolar disorder. As a consequence of this, Fig's role is often m...
  • •°• gabs •°•
    Jul 03, 2019
    this book!!! i cant stop crying this was so so sO SO GOOD RTC!! ...
  • Joshua Levy
    Dec 04, 2018
    I do not have the words for how much I enjoyed HURRICANE SEASON, or how important a book I think it will be to many kids. Fig and her dad are on their own. She's a sixth grader, trying to navigate that tumultuous age--while simultaneously taking care of her dad, an out-of-the-game musi...
  • Emily Novelle
    Jul 23, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars This book was a gift from a friend and one I?m so glad I read. It?s a middle grade book which makes it that extra special for the issues it tackles in that special way. Fig is who has to support her dad through his mental health issues. He is a musician at heart w...
  • Olga Barnes
    May 25, 2019
    Wow. This is a great book! It is as complex as life itself. It showcases the struggle a child can go through when he/she is convinced that he/she is fully responsible for the parent's well being: exhaustion, confusion, anger, fear. And that is on top of being a middle schooler who is t...