DON'T CALL ME A HURRICANE
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
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.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator. She is the author of "Don't Call Me a Hurricane" , "Reckless, Glorious, Girl", and the co-author with Ren?e Watson of "Watch Us Rise." Her poetry collections include "Blooming Fiascoes", "Hemisphere", and "Crowned". Ellen is the Director of the Poetry & Theatre Departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. She co-leads the Alice Hoffman Young Writer's Retreat at Adelphi University. Raised in Kentucky, she now lives in New York City with her family. www.ellenhagan.com