• Don't Call Me a Hurricane

  • By: Ellen Hagan
  • Narrated by: Ellen Hagan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bloomsbury presents Don't Call Me a Hurricane by Ellen Hagan, read by Ellen Hagan.

An affecting and resonant YA novel in verse that explores family, community, the changing ocean tides, and what it means to fall in love with someone who sees the world in a different way.

It's been five years since a hurricane ravaged Eliza Marino's life and home in her quiet town on the Jersey shore. Now a senior in high school, Eliza is passionate about fighting climate change—starting with saving Clam Cove Reserve, an area of marshland that is scheduled to be turned into buildable lots. Protecting the island helps Eliza deal with her lingering trauma from the storm, but she still can’t shake the fear that something will come along and wash out her life once again. 

When Eliza meets Milo Harris at a party, she tries to hate him. Milo is one of the rich tourists who flock to the island every summer. But after Eliza reluctantly agrees to give Milo surfing lessons, she can’t help falling for him. Still, Eliza’s not sure if she’s ready to risk letting an outsider into the life she’s rebuilt. Especially once she discovers that Milo is keeping a devastating secret.

Told in stunning verse, Don't Call Me a Hurricane is a love story for the people and places we come from, and a journey to preserve what we love most about home.

©2022 Ellen Hagan (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic Reviews

"When I read Don't Call Me a Hurricane with my niece she said: ‘a climate change activist love story in verse?! Yes, please.’ We both loved taking this journey with Eliza Marino. It is a salve and good company for all of us grappling with uncertainty as we traverse these challenging times.'" (Angie Cruz, award-winning author of Dominicana)

"The way Hagan writes about the land is the way she writes about love—with passion, humanity, and clarity. This book carried me away." (Olivia A. Cole, author of The Truth About White Lies)

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