Hurricane Summer By Asha Bromfield



Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica.

When Tilla’s mother tells her she’ll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him.

In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise—all in the midst of an impending hurricane.

Hurricane Summer is a powerful coming of age story that deals with colorism, classism, young love, the father-daughter dynamic—and what it means to discover your own voice in the center of complete destruction.



I am used to reading fantasy books, but let me tell you. This book has just as much magic in its words with the culture and the awakening journey Tilla has to take.
I found it a little hard in the beginning to navigate the Jamaican language, but Asha does an amazing job of translating everything for you within the story without making it seem forced, and within a few chapters you get used to the terms.
This book sucked me in and then spat me out out the end, making me feel like I had just gone through a rollercoaster of emotions.
This is such a beautiful story of self-discovery, friendship, and tragedy that had me sobbing by the end.
This was a 5 star read for me.

April 14, 2021 — Angela Porter

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