visión de conjunto:Críticas * Writing in Caroline's present-tense voice Callender draws readers in and makes them identify with Caroline's angst and sorrow and joy and pain. Embedding her appealing protagonist in a fully realized Caribbean setting Callender has readers rooting for Caroline the whole way. -- Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW * Lush descriptions bring the Caribbean environment to vivid life...An excellent and nuanced coming-of-age tale. -- School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW * Set against the richly evoked backdrop of the Caribbean Callender's novel captures the exquisite agony and pain that accompanies rejection and abandonment. Caroline's search for answers provides a steady through line for the story but it's the deeper questioning and reflection that set this book apart.... Visceral pensive and memorable. -- Booklist STARRED REVIEW Reseña del editor Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.Winner of the Stonewall Book AwardWinner of the Lambda Literary AwardCaroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.Being born during a hurricane is unlucky and 12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands a spirit only she can see won't stop following her and -- worst of all -- Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back.But when a new student named Kalinda arrives Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone becomes Caroline's first and only friend -- and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush.Now Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda brave the spirit stalking her through the islands and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother -- before Caroline loses her forever. Biografía del autor Kacen Callender's debut novel Hurricane Child was the winner of the 2019 Stonewall Book Award and the 2019 Lambda Literary Award as well as a Kirkus Best Book of 2018. Born and raised in St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands they enjoy playing video games and watching anime and reality TV shows in their free time. Kacen currently lives and writes in Philadelphia.