Four Months Past Florence (Paperback)
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Emily Paige Wilson’s inspiring YA novel in verse is at times gripping and dripping with teenage angst, but always heartwarming and inspiring. Told in captivating lyrical verse, Four Months Past Florence follows an aspiring high school journalist's journey through friendship breakups, a moral dilemma that threatens her family, and the realization that life, like the weather, doesn’t always unfold as predicted.
Four Months Past Florence is the story of Millie Willard, a high school junior from a small, coastal town in South Carolina with dreams of becoming a hard-hitting journalist, despite feeling sidelined in her current position as the weatherwoman for her school’s newspaper, The Bloom. Little does she know, Hurricane Florence is brewing off the coast with plans to change everything. Four Months Past Florence is a thunderous page turner that will leave you believing that, just maybe, the kids are all right.
About the Author
Emily Paige Wilson's poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Wilmington, NC, where she received her MFA, and works as an English adjunct and writing tutor at local community colleges.
“The free verse makes the hurricane’s impact feel visceral, and Millie’s motivations and determination come across as authentic… An interesting examination of journalistic integrity…”
“This earnest novel raises timely questions about the intersection between journalism and activism and may lead readers to consider the ways they can effect change in their communities … Primarily recommended for libraries seeking to expand their YA verse novel collections.”
(School Library Journal)