Tornado Brain

Written by Cat Patrick

This is the story about Frankie, a fraternal twin who suffers from neurodiverse conditions. She lives in Long Beach, Washington, where at the end of her seventh-grade year, her former best friend Colette shows up missing. Frankie has trouble making friends and is very troubled over her lost friendship. This story has a slowly unfolding mystery as Frankie and her twin sister, Tess, try to help the police find Colette. The story was far deeper than I anticipated, and I liked how it was told in the perspective of a neurodiverse character. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and helped me to be more empathetic to others and their needs.

Reviewed by Kristen Hunt, Media Clerk, Whittier Elementary School
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6-9

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Tornado Brain
Written by Cat Patrick
G. P. Putnam’s Sons
286 pages
Release Date: May 5, 2020
ISBN: 9781984815316 
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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