The Stormchasers

The Stormchasers

A Novel

Book - 2010
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As a teenager, Karena Jorge had always been the one to look out for her twin brother Charles, who suffers from bipolar disorder. But as Charles begins to refuse medication and his manic tendencies worsen, Karena finds herself caught between her loyalty to her brother and her fear for his life. Always obsessed with the weather-enraptured by its magical unpredictability that seemed to mirror his own impulses- Charles starts chasing storms, and his behavior grows increasingly erratic . . . until a terrifying storm chase with Karena ends with deadly consequences, tearing the twins apart and changing both of their lives forever. Two decades later, Karena gets a call from a psychiatric ward in Wichita, Kansas, to come pick up her brother, whom she hasn't seen or spoken to for twenty years. She soon discovers that Charles has lied to the doctors, taken medication that could make him dangerously manic, and disappeared again. Having exhausted every resource to try and track him down, Karena realizes she has only one last chance of finding him: the storms. Wherever the tornadoes are, that's where he'll be. Karena joins a team of professional stormchasers-passionate adventurers who will transform her life and give her a chance at love and redemption- and embarks on an odyssey to find her brother before he reveals the violent secret from their past and does more damage to himself . . . or to someone else.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, 2010
Description: 373 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780525951551
Branch Call Number: Blum

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karcoldelharvic5 Sep 19, 2014

Interesting data on tornadoes.
Insight into bi-polar disorder

donnamswan Jun 04, 2014

This is a very interesting look at the relationship between twins, bipolar disorder, and the life and experiences of stormchasers. I found it an easy read that really held my interest on many levels.

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Dec 01, 2011

Jenna Blum's second book. Ms. Blum goes back and forth from the present to the past in her books, and this is quite an effective tool for her work. This is a very engaging story drawing parallels between bipolarism and storm chasing. The book is fast moving and there is a subtle undercurrent of ...something...that has happened in the past, but we are not sure what. The tension of what that something could be holds the reader. Easy to read, engaging story, brilliant and memorable characters.

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BookBear780
May 02, 2011

A very good story that I really enjoyed reading. The pace was great, the characters interesting... I would recommend this to those who enjoyed the author's book 'Those Who Save Us'.

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pask
Apr 17, 2011

It was mildly diverting. Woman searches for her bi polar twin brother whom she hasn't seen for 18 years. Finds nice man instead.

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donnamswan Jun 04, 2014

donnamswan thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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donnamswan Jun 04, 2014

"Say say my playmate
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three
Climb up my apple tree
Slide down my rain barrel
Into my cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends
Forevermore..."

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