Monday, November 7, 2016

Book Review: We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun, Susan Mullen book cover, review
Delightful! Just as a reminder, I'm not a huge contemporary fan, but once in a while I see one that looks appealing.  We are Still Tornadoes is just that book.

We are Still Tornadoes is told entirely in letters sent back and forth from Scott to Cath.  Cath has just gone away to college, and Scott is back home working at his father's clothing store.  They have lived across the street from each other their entire lives and are best friends.

That's right.  I said letters.  No email, no texting.  We are Still Tornadoes takes place in the '80s and the references to the music of that time added to the entertainment.

It is no secret where this book is heading, but that is OK.  Because these two encounter a lot of bumps along the road, and they help each other through. Along the way, they are very entertaining.  I literally laughed aloud several times at their clever comebacks.

It's mostly a story of true friendship; the romance part is only at the very end. So if you want heat, this isn't the book. It's been compared to Eleanor & Park, and while I can see that, it's really not the same.  Scott and Cath aren't really misfits. They are fairly normal kids going through the stresses of adolescence and experiencing big changes in their lives.

We are Still Tornadoes is a quick read that will entertain contemporary friendship/romance fans of all ages. I can't wait to recommend this one!

Published by St. Martin's Griffin, November 1, 2016
eARC obtained from NetGalley
304 pages

Rating: 5/5

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  1. This does sound delightful! I added it to my TBR list on Goodreads. Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Oh this one looks good; I love it when a book makes me laugh out loud!


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