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Four Months Past Florence

Four Months Past Florence

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Emily Paige Wilson’s inspiring YA novel in verse is at times gripping and dripping with teenage angst, but always heartwarming and inspiring. Told in captivating lyrical verse, Four Months Past Florence follows an aspiring high school journalist's journey through friendship breakups, a moral dilemma that threatens her family, and the realization that life, like the weather, doesn’t always unfold as predicted.

Four Months Past Florence is the story of Millie Willard, a high school junior from a small, coastal town in South Carolina with dreams of becoming a hard-hitting journalist, despite feeling sidelined in her current position as the weatherwoman for her school’s newspaper, The Bloom. Little does she know, Hurricane Florence is brewing off the coast with plans to change everything. Four Months Past Florence is a thunderous page turner that will leave you believing that, just maybe, the kids are all right.

About the Author

Emily Paige Wilson is the author of the full-length collection Jalubí (Unsolicited Press, 2022) and two chapbooks: Hypochondria, Least Powerful of the Greek Gods (Glass Poetry Press, 2020) and I’ll Build Us a Home (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Her work has been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize. She currently works in higher education fundraising and lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband, the poet and artist Eli Sahm.

Praise for Four Months Past Florence

“The free verse makes the hurricane’s impact feel visceral, and Millie’s motivations and determination come across as authentic… An interesting examination of journalistic integrity…”
  (Kirkus Reviews)

“This earnest novel raises timely questions about the intersection between journalism and activism and may lead readers to consider the ways they can effect change in their communities … Primarily recommended for libraries seeking to expand their YA verse novel ­collections.”
  (School Library Journal)