Hurricane: A Novel

Hurricane: A Novel

by Terry Trueman
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Overview

Hurricane: A Novel by Terry Trueman

The powerful story of a boy's fear and courage in the face of a force of nature too huge to even imagine.

Based on Hurricane Mitch's devastation of Honduras in 1998, Terry Trueman's acclaimed Hurricane is a gripping, realistic story told from the perspective of a hurricane survivor.

After hours of cowering in the dark with no lights, no warmth, and the terrible noises of the rain and wind pounding on the walls, José walks out his front door and steps into a nightmare. Everything is gone. Everything except for the desperate courage of those who survived that terrifying night.

But his nightmare has only begun as he and the few who are left in his small village dig for survivors, search for food and water, and try to start pulling their lives back together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062216960
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 935,903
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Terry Trueman grew up in the northern suburbs of Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington, where he received his BA in creative writing. He also has an MS in applied psychology and an MFA in creative writing, both from Eastern Washington University.

Terry is also the author of Stuck in Neutral and its companion novel, Cruise Control; Hurricane; 7 Days at the Hot Corner; No Right Turn; and Inside Out.

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Hurricane 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ezumalid didn't know what Dion was going to say! Instead, Dion ran away as fast as he could, probably for help, but why leave him here? "After him!" Laughed a cackily voice and tons of men with horses galloped after Dion, making Ezumalid's hope chance even worse. Who were these people? Worse, he needed to get back to Omereg... Ezumalid woke up in a sack tied with air holes in it. There was a big rope that tied the top of the bag. Ezumalid looked through the air holes. There was one big fat man sleeping and snoring as loud even louder than Ezumalid's father would at night. That reminded Ezumalid of his parents. Where were they? Were they still imprisoned? Were they alive? Dead? Ezumalid did not have one clue about where they were and if they were alive. Then, suddenly the big sack opened and a skinny face peered through. "Pugh, he's weak!" The person said, "Send him back to the Gremild Forest!" "No way! It took 5 hours to get here and...ya..." Uh-oh! 5 hours? Were WAS DION???????? "Kormick, you know the rules on the schedule." "Like you think I have no brains!" "Yea!" "YOU........" Ezumalid wanted to turn invisible, but he forgot. Great, where was his magic when HE really needed it? "Fine. Take him to the Matching Center. We'll deal with him later." To be continued.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You heard him! Stop RPing!!!!Good book, by the way.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
With HURRICANE, author Terry Trueman brings to life in vivid detail the almost complete devastation of 1998's Hurricane Mitch on Honduras.

In the tiny village of La Rupa, there are only a handful of homes. One of those, at one end of town, is the house of Jose and his family: his mother and father, older brother and sister Victor and Ruby, and younger siblings Maria, Angela, and Juan. There is also their dog, Berti, who can sometimes be persuaded to do more than lie around in the sun.

La Rupa is the type of place where everyone knows one another; there is no way to avoid it, since the village is so small. Jose, who attends school at the bilingual International School in nearby San Pedro Sula, is pretty much the only person in the town who can speak both Spanish and English fluently.

In September 1998, La Rupa literally comes to a standstill when Hurricane Mitch destroys the town. After a deadly mudslide, the fifty-plus population of La Rupa is chillingly reduced to only a little over twenty. And Jose's father, brother Victor, and sister Ruby are missing, having been on the road traveling when the Hurricane hit.

In this vivid and fast-paced narrative, Mr. Trueman takes us through the days immediately following Mitch's destruction. As a lack of food and water begins to haunt the survivors, Jose is part of a group who must search the nearby trucha for supplies. And when little Juan falls ill, it is again up to the teenage Jose to venture out into the mud and muck to attempt to make his way to San Pedro Sula to find help.

HURRICANE is a vivid, fast-moving story that even younger readers will find themselves immersed in, as they struggle right along with Jose in learning to survive with next to nothing. The emotions he feels, as he worries about his family's fate, both those missing and still at home, will grip readers of all ages.

The author's note at the end of the book states that more than 5,000 people were initially killed in Honduras during the Hurricane. In the months that followed, bodies of the more than 8,000 missing individuals were also found. Even now, in 2008, the clean-up and recovery period in Honduras is still ongoing. This is one book that brings to life a plight of many that most of us never even knew about.
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