Torn Away by Jennifer BrownTorn Away by Jennifer Brown

Torn Away

byJennifer Brown

Paperback | November 3, 2015

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Jersey Cameron has always loved a good storm. Watching the clouds roll in and the wind pick up. Smelling the electricity in the air. Dancing barefoot in the rain. She lives in the Midwest, after all, where the weather is sure to keep you guessing. Jersey knows what to do when the tornado sirens sound. But she never could have prepared for this.
When her town is devastated by a tornado, Jersey loses everything. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she's sent to live with relatives she hardly knows -- family who might as well be strangers. In an unfamiliar place, can Jersey discover that even on the darkest of days, there are some things no tornado can destroy?
In this powerful and poignant novel, acclaimed author Jennifer Brown delivers a story of love, loss, hope, and survival.
Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri, area with her husband and three children. She is the author ofTorn Away,Thousand Words,Perfect Escape,Bitter End, andHate List.
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Title:Torn AwayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316245542

ISBN - 13:9780316245548

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blown Away I can honestly say that this is the first novel I've read that has actually managed to make me cry. Pognant, surprising, intense, you will be pleasently surprised.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This Book! This book brought me to tears multiple times. Was a great read and I couldn't put the book down.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay... I bought this book and it was fine I guess. When I think about this book I don't really feel anything, it wasn't fantastic but it was fine. For $5.99 (what I paid for it) it's not bad, but it's not great. I didn't really feel any emotion while reading this book. If you're looking for a bargain book that is fantastic, I recommend The Wrong Side of Right. That was an amazing book. This was just so so.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! I picked this up on a whim and boy am I glad I did! From the opening paragraph to the final words, I was riveted & couldn't put the book down - I read this in one sitting. Ms Brown did a fantastic job pulling the reader into the story from the first words. It was like I was there with Jersey - watching & feeling everything she was experiencing. The strength & resilience that Jersey showed is probably way more than I would if faced with the same situation. I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a good read with lots of ups & downs & a HEA that seems just right.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS! When I first read the description I assumed I would enjoy it because I love tornadoes. However I wasn't expecting such a great book. Jennifer's writing made me feel as though I was Jersey, I felt the pain she did. I didn't think I could cry over a book so much but I couldn't help myself when I read this. You're missing out on a masterpiece if you don't read this book.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good I didn't realize how much I was going to cry when I first picked up this book, just a warning to anyone else thinking about reading it :P
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book I've Read this Year Oh my! Wow! Wow! This may well be the best book I've read this year! Written unpretentiously with emotion and realism, this is a book that grabs you by the heart and doesn't let go until the final sigh. I love this book so much I don't have much to say that isn't just plain gushing. My most telling comment can be to explain that for several pages just past the middle of the book, I *actually* wept! This is not something I do. I don't cry at movies and certainly not over books. I'm autistic, Asperger's to be precise, a logical person who can talk and explain emotions without expressing any emotion and make-believe just *does not* bring me to tears. Yet there was a point in "Torn Away" when a lump formed in my throat and tears welled up in my eyes and for several pages they streamed down my face. My highest praise. Bravo, Jennifer Brown. I will most certainly be taking a look at her other books.
Date published: 2014-06-25

Editorial Reviews

"This is a satisfying book that explores an intriguing situation: what happens to a girl who loses everything that meant anything, and who learns that there may be more love left in the world."-Library Media Connection