A Young Adult version, this is a great book describing to you teen (and you) why the opiate crisis has taken such a firm stronghold on our friends, neighbors, and someone everyone seems to know and how prescriptions quickly lead to heroin. Told in compelling narrative this book is easy to read and understand. Pick up this conversation starter today.
Rockton is a small town n the northern Yukon, off the grid and isolated from the rest of the world. It is a place to hide, for safety or from the authorities. No one is who they seem since everyone reinvents themselves when they arrive. Everyone except Detective Casey Duncan who arrives in Rockton to help the town's sheriff solve its first murder. It quickly becomes clear there are more secrets in the town than just a murderer and she'll need to get to the bottom of them before it's too late.
DO NOT LET THE LENGTH OF THIS BOOK FOOL YOU!!! You will actually be sorry when it's over and start hoping that a sequel is already in the works. People are sleepwalking and cannot be awakened. The CDC is called in to investigate. There is also a mysterious illness taking over, much like the plaque. Are these two things related? This epic story is long but so worth the journey. I'm still in book mourning that I've finished it. It's that good.
This is a gripping story from the first page. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will be totally engrossed in the story of Nora and her cousin Sophie. Guilt and forgiveness, of onself, is just one of the wonderful themes of Cyclone.
Told over a span of 66 years this book is very aptly named as there is some of everything in this book. It tackles the feminism, drug abuse, adultery all while set between the lives of two sisters. Do not let the volume of topics stop you from reading the poignant story of family dynamics and the love between two sisters despite their differences. Stick with it - it's worth it.