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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library Y PAT (Text) 33500013267034 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y PAT (Text) 33500013267042 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1984815318
  • ISBN: 9781984815316
  • Physical Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Seventh-grader Frankie, who has various sensory disorders, is determined to find her missing best friend, Colette, before it is too late.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10+. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Grades 4-6. G. P. Putnam's Sons.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    *Starred Review* Thirteen-year-old Frankie (don't call her Frances) is three-times challenged: she has attention deficit disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and sensory processing disorder. She also has just one friend, Colette, whom she met in kindergarten during a tornado. But now, these seven years later, she and Colette have had a falling out, leaving Frankie friendless; well, except for her twin sister, Tess, but she doesn't count. On top of losing this friendship, Frankie has literally lost Colette, who has seemingly vanished. Colette left behind three brief videos that Frankie thinks are clues—only they were posted two years earlier. Or were they? Clearly everything is changing, and an uneasy Frankie declares, "Change is my enemy." But, as she continues to search for clues to her former friend's absence, she begins to gradually transform, herself. Will she, in the process, find Colette and, perhaps, a new friend in Kai, a sweetheart of a boy in her class? Patrick handles this material beautifully, and she has done a remarkable job of creating an unforgettable character in Frankie, who tells the story in her own idiosyncratic first-person voice, which takes readers inside her head as she struggles with her many challenges. The result is a tour de force that readers will remember long after they have finished the book. Grades 6-9. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Cat Patrick and her family live near Seattle but spend as much time as possible four hours west setting marshmallows on fire and tangling kites in the curious town of Long Beach. There, Tornado Brain was born.

Cat is the author of several books for young adults including Summer 2011 Kids Indie Next List pick Forgotten, which sold in 23 countries; ALA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers selection Revived; and others. Tornado Brain is her middle grade debut.

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Subject: Missing children Juvenile fiction
Best friends Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Asperger's syndrome Juvenile fiction
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Juvenile fiction
Sensory disorders Juvenile fiction
Families Washington (State) Juvenile fiction
Washington (State) Juvenile fiction
Missing children Fiction
Best friends Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Asperger's syndrome Fiction
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Fiction
Sensory disorders Fiction
Family life Washington (State) Fiction
Washington (State) Fiction
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Psychological fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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