Finished We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen. I received a copy for review.
It’s the 1982-1983 school year. Cath is a freshman at Wake Forest; her best friend Scott didn’t go to college and is back home, working at his dad’s clothing store. They decide to write letters back and forth, because it’s 1982 and there’s no email.
Basically, this is about that time in your life when you have to reconcile who you’ve been with who you’re becoming. College is really fun (you’re really independent for the first time and you get to decide if you’ll go to class or if you’ll sleep in; will you write that paper or go out drinking? Will you pick the safe-but-boring major or the impractical one you love?) but being left behind kind of sucks.
It’s impossible not to love Cath. She did what most of us do. But I also love Scott and felt so horrible for him as he saw all his friends leave and then had to go work for his dad. It wasn’t the life he really wanted for himself.
And I love their friendship. The letters really show how well they know each other.
This is just a really fun book and I love it. Highly recommended.