Title: Taming the Wind
Author: Michelle Thompson
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: January 8, 2010
Size: 176 pages, 6×9, softcover
Genre: Young Adult
At fifteen, Claire’s too young to deal with anything more than school, soccer, and friends. But when a horrific car accident takes the lives of her parents and siblings, Claire feels like it’s all her fault. Still injured physically and emotionally, she’s forced to move in with her estranged grandparents and begin a new life in their small Colorado farm town.
There she meets Jesse, a handsome neighbor she can’t help falling for. But just as she begins to find happiness again, Claire realizes she’ll have to face the demons in her past before she can ever hope to truly move on.
This poignant debut novel from Michelle Thompson tells of one girl’s struggle to find meaning in the midst of tragedy and will draw you in from the very first page. Join Claire as she learns to embrace the winds of change and find love,
faith, and hope for the future.
5 thoughts on “Taming the Wind by Michelle Thompson”
IT sounds like a wonderful novel with a girl that is facing troubles that seem impossible to her but she will be able to get through.
Excellent book about tragedy and triumph. This book really hit home. I cried right along with Claire, through her trials and victories over some of lifes most daughnting circumstance. I'd highly recommend this book.
I have a special interest in this book because the author is my daughter. As an older reader, I thought it might read too young for my liking. I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself desiring to read more. Extreme challenges have been real in my life and Claire has her share to bear.
The story line was excelent, I cried several times as I got deeper and deeper in the story. Clair's suffering and trials made me think of how we at times also center ourselves and don't let anybody else in the help us through our pain and sadness. I can wait to see a sequel if there is one.
An excellent book. Taming the Wind is a story about loss,.. but much more it was about survival, endurance, healing and finally faith.
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