Live via Zoom:
Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 PM
Cat Patrick presents Tornado Brain
In conversation with Rachel Vail
Greenlight Bookstore is thrilled to welcome author Cat Patrick to discuss her moving debut middle grade novel, Tornado Brain, the heartfelt story of a neurodivergent 7th grader named Frankie who is determined to find her missing (former) best friend, Colette. Frankie's wonderfully unique first person voice takes readers inside her head as she struggles with changes to her routine, difficult distractions, and frustration that things seem so much easier for other kids her age. But when Colette vanishes, Frankie is convinced she has left clues behind that only she can decipher, and persuades her sister Tess to help her unravel the mystery.
Greenlight welcomes kids, classrooms, and families to join Cat for a reading, conversation, and moderated Q+A about her insightful and unforgettable novel, exploring sisterhood, forgiveness, and finding space to be yourself, however you experience the world. Joining Cat in conversation is Rachel Vail, award-winning author of more than thirty books for young readers.
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★ “Frankie’s first-person narration is spot-on as she describes her feelings about her attention-deficit and sensory-processing disorders and her Asperger’s syndrome as well as her distaste for the medications that impair her thinking. . . This moving account of Frankie’s emerging maturity—with extra challenges—is perfect. . . An intriguing mystery embedded within a richly insightful coming-of-age story.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “Patrick...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.” —Booklist, starred review
“The characters are a strength in this story . . . The different ways in which people can experience anger, hope, fear, and loss are beautifully explored. This is an important book.” —School Library Journal