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...
  • 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 affects...
  • Alex  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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Neville Longbottom
    Oct 06, 2019
    I?m in awe of this book. Hurricane Season beautifully tackles a wide variety of topics in a middle grade story. Eleven year old Fig has too much on her plate, her mom left right after she was born and now Fig has to deal with taking care of her dad who has an undiagnosed mental illne...
  • 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...
  • Phil Jensen
    Aug 24, 2019
    notes on ch. 1-3 I read these chapters a week ago, and they left so little impression that I had to flip back through them to even remember the basic plot elements. The plot is that a moderately sad girl doesn't fit in at school and has a mentally-ill father. We've been here before....
  • 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 and...
  • 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 care of hi...
  • 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...
  • Farah
    Dec 18, 2019
    Honest to everything sane and insane, I'm still speechless over what I just read. I feel that words can never justify the intensity of emotions that manage to barrel their way across the pages and hit me with the force- Yes, Episode 9 is out today and I'll definitely be bringing a pill...
  • megs_bookrack
    May 08, 2019
    Fig seems 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 battling undiagnosed bipolar disorder. As a consequence of this, Fig's r...
  • Samantha
    Dec 10, 2019
    4.5 stars ...
  • •°• gabs •°•
    Jul 03, 2019
    so. this little book means the world to me. ?The sadness will last forever,? Vincent had said to Theo, moments before he died. Fig thought maybe she could understand him now. She started thinking about curried spinach, and braids, and darlings?of piano chords and museums a...
  • Vinny —☽.。* Artsy Draft
    Aug 25, 2019
    I used to have this huge assumption that a middle-grade story will be too childish for me, now that I'm in my twenties. I'm glad to say that I've been proven wrong after I read Hurricane Season. Melleby's debut is an innocent coming of age journey, following the story of Fig and her...
  • 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...
  • 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...