Into the Hurricane by Neil ConnellyInto the Hurricane by Neil Connelly

Into the Hurricane

byNeil Connelly

Hardcover | June 27, 2017

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Eli and Maxine fight to escape both the hurricane sweeping Shackles Island and the phantoms haunting them in this richly written survival story.


Eli and Max both have good reasons to go to the lighthouse on Shackles Island. For Max, it's an old vacation spot, the rare location where she has only good memories - so it's the right place to scatter her dad's ashes. For Eli, it's the highest point near his Louisiana home, with the clearest view of the rocks where his sister died - so it's the right place to end his own life as well.


But neither of them expected the other, nor the storm. Because Hurricane Celeste is roaring toward Shackles Island, and its power will break bridges, slash electric lines, and stir up deadly wildlife - some of it human. When the ruthless Odenkirk family steals Max's Jeep with her most precious possession inside, she and Eli begin a desperate quest to get it back and get off the island ... until they realize they must go into the hurricane.

Neil Connelly is the author of three critically acclaimed novels. He teaches creative writing at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their sons. You can find him on the web at
Title:Into the HurricaneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.57 × 5.96 × 0.9 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545853818

ISBN - 13:9780545853811


Editorial Reviews

Advance Praise for Into the Hurricane:"Into the Hurricane is a riveting story of survival and redemption. Haunted by troubled pasts and hounded by a relentless storm, Louisiana boy Eli and Jersey girl Max must let go of what's holding them back and reach for what really matters as they run, drive, swim, and climb for higher ground. The result is a Category 5 adventure, driven onward as much by sacrifice and heroism as by the whipping winds." -- Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of Trapped and Surrounded by SharksPraise for The Miracle Stealer:* "The power and danger of religion receives a realistic, gutsy -- and yet movingly spiritual -- examination in this ambitious and graceful drama... A slim book that reads with miraculous speed." -- Booklist, starred review"Andi's internal journey from faith to cynicism and back again (sort of) is handled with exceptional skill. It's a rare and welcome portrait of a girl trying to navigate teenage angst, family dysfunction, and religious belief." -- The Horn Book"A thought-provoking examination of the power of faith and the human desire for a savior." -- Kirkus Reviews