Tornado Brain

Tornado Brain

A neurodivergent 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it's too late.

Things never seem to go as easily for thirteen-year-old Frankie as they do for her twin sister, Tess. Unlike Tess, Frankie is neurodivergent, with diagnoses of ADHD and autism spectrum and attention processing disorders. Frankie can't stand to be touched, loud noises bother her, she's easily distracted, she hates changes in her routine, and she has to go see a therapist while other kids get to hang out at the beach. It also means Frankie has trouble making friends. She did have one--Colette--but they're not friends anymore. It's complicated.

Then, just weeks before the end of seventh grade, Colette unexpectedly shows up at Frankie's door. The next morning, Colette vanishes. Now, after losing Colette yet again, Frankie's convinced that her former best friend left clues behind that only she can decipher, so she persuades her reluctant sister to help her unravel the mystery of Colette's disappearance before it's too late.

Title:Tornado Brain
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984815316
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    Tornado Brain Reviews

  • TL

    Won via goodreads giveaways, all my opinions are my 0wn:)---Headache still so this will be a short review.A couple things I thought should have been explored more but overall this was an enjoyable rea...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusFrankie is very different from her twin, Tess. She is on the autism spectrum and has ADHD. She tries to moderate her behavior, because her mother has made a deal with h...

  • Shaye Miller

    Don’t let that cutesy cover fool you, there’s more than meets the eye in this hard-hitting story. Tess and Frankie are fraternal twins, but Frankie will openly share that she has certain needs tha...

  • Adriana

    Life is more difficult when you don't like to be touched, get easily distracted, and have difficulty containing your emotions. It's especially difficult to make friends. Frankie used to be friends wit...

  • Darla

    Growing up in the midwest = tornado awareness. As a little girl I remember my father showing me a tornado that was lurking up in the sky just miles from our farm. So, I found this pairing of tornado f...

  • KC

    In the coastal community of Long Beach, Washington, 7th grader Frankie is neurodiverse. She doesn't like touch, or loud sounds, and often says what's on her mind even though she may get in trouble. Af...

  • Laura Gardner

    Tornado Brain by @authorcatpatrick is STUNNING with a neurodivergent MC who is obsessed with tornados (and sometimes feels like one herself). Frankie's big emotions and sensory processing difficulties...

  • Alyson

    Wow, wow, WOW! This was an excellent middle grade mystery story featuring a neuro-divergent main character. The writing style puts you in the main characters brain and really displays the challenges o...

  • Ron

    I received an ARC of this book. Once I started reading it, I had trouble putting it down. It is the story of a couple of twin middle school sisters who have a missing friend. The book is written from ...

  • Lex Musler

    I loved this book! Great story and very well written. The characters and plot were both fantastic, the ending was the perfect way to resolve everything, and I was hooked all the way through. I read th...