Remember Me

Blown Away!
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11 
255 p.  
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ISBN 9781416907824
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The distinct setting (1935 Florida Keys) and the rising suspense that parallels the hurricane’s approach generate interesting reading.
Publisher Summary
In 1935 on the Florida Key of Matecumbe, thirteen-year-old Jake makes new friends during an idyllic summer, only to have everything change when a hurricane threatens the island.

It's the summer of 1935, and in the sleepy Florida Keys, thirteen-year-old Jake Pitney's life is quiet and easy. But all of this changes once Jake begins helping out the town's eccentric fisherman, Sharkey, with work.

On a trip to Key West, Jake is dumbfounded when Sharkey buys a mule named Jewel and her faithful sidekick, a dog named Rudy. Despite their troublemaking ways, Jake grows fond of the mischievous duo and their owner. All the while, Jake is trying to befriend Mara, the new girl in town, whose life has been filled with sadness.

During the Labor Day holiday, an unpredictable Atlantic hurricane hits Jake's hometown with devastating speed and power, reducing the island to shambles. Jake is determined to find his family, along with Sharkey and Mara. But he may need help from some unlikely sources.

From the bestselling author of Star in the Storm and Thunder from the Sea comes a gripping story of strength and determination in the face of uncontrollable circumstances. Based on actual events, Joan Hiatt Harlow's tale explores friendship, loyalty, and ultimately, hope.
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