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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Zane and the Hurricane (YA)

Book #31 Read in 2015
Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick (YA)

This is a quick read about Hurricane Katrina that middle school and high school students, both boys and girls, would enjoy.  Zane travels to New Orleans to meet his newly found great-grandmother.  Hurricane Katrina hits and Zane, along with his dog Bandy, are separated from his great-grandmother.  He meets up with an odd pair, musician Tru and young Malvina, and the trio (plus Bandy) try to reach safe, dry land.  While the plot has enough action to keep readers engaged, it also details the devastation that this natural disaster brought upon the area.

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