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Reading Level: 3-4 • Interest Level: 9-12

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Author: Ryan Wolf
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Further Information Section, Written in Verse, About the Author Section, High/Low Content
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8272-1 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-5383-8336-0 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8271-4 • $16.35 | $14.20
Sixteen-year-old Philip is the son of two Evangelical youth pastors. He also secretly helps his older brother pay for his heroin addiction. When a massive tornado touches down in their small town, Philip's family becomes heavily involved in the post-disaster cleanup as Philip struggles with the return of his detoxing brother. With his life swept into sudden chaos, Philip grapples with questions that cut him to the core.
“Philip’s voice feels authentic to the teen experience, alternately conflicted, profound, and critical. Intense, emotionally charged realism for reluctant readers.” —Kirkus

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About the Author:
Ryan Wolf works as a grant writer for nonprofits in the Chicago area. He holds a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago, as well as a bachelor’s degree in English, communication studies, and creative writing. Ryan has previously published work in The Buffalo News and Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife, Jenna.