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Blurb (from Goodreads):
For sixteen-year-old Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors--including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High. The guy who was headed to glory until suddenly he disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center. Once cocky and flirtatious, he's now silent and angry. When their evacuation route is gridlocked, River is the first to recognize the danger they're in. Together he and Jillian set out to seek shelter in their abandoned high school. As they wait out the storm, they confront the past and realize survival is about more than just staying alive--it's about fighting for yourself.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA story about a girl, a hurricane, and the boy next door.
Jillian was an okay character, although it took me a while to warm to her, I don’t know why. I did like River, although it was pretty obvious that the reasons behind his stay in juvie were going to turn out to be bogus.
The storyline in this was about Jillian and River running from a hurricane, and taking shelter at their school to try and stay safe. They had lots of chats and we found out the mystery behind River’s stay at juvie, and how Jill really felt about her boyfriend, and we did get a bit of romance too, and a little bit of action. The pace was quite slow though, and the book did drag a bit in places.
The ending to this was okay, although there were some casualties of the hurricane.
6.5 out of 10