Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina - Rodman Philbrick A tragic but fascinating adventure based on a very real situation. Welcome to New Orleans! Young Zane arrived at the wrong time. Just as hurricane katrina is about to strike! He is from New Hampshire, down to visit his paternal grandmother, whom he had never before met. He just had rotten luck in timing his visit.

From the chaos days before it strikes, to the devastating after effects, this book covers his story. I was glad he was not alone. He had his faithful dog, Bandy with him. and he meets a few other characters that then band together to survive.

For a middle grade novel this is very moving and deep. Rodman Philbrick does a great job bringing this massive storm to life once again. You can tell he knew what he was sharing with in the places and timeline. Although the story itself is larger than life. But if it wasn't it may not have made such an interesting story.