Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends their entire lives. Cath would help Scott with his English homework, he would make her mix tapes (it’s the 80’s after all), and any fight they had would be forgotten over TV and cookies. But now they’ve graduated high school and Cath is off to college while Scott is at home pursuing his musical dreams.
During their first year apart, Scott and Cath’s letters help them understand heartache, annoying roommates, family drama and the pressure to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they want to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should be more than friends? The only thing that’s clear is that change is an inescapable part of growing up. And the friends who help us navigate it share an unshakable bond.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Source: paperback ARC from publisher
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
What I think:
We are still tornadoes is a very sweet and heartwarming novel. This novel takes place in 80’s with mix tapes and a 80’s vibe. Scott is an”under achiever”, because of this, he didn’t get into a college. Instead he is working for his dad at his shop. Meanwhile, Cath is an “over achiever” and is attending Wake Forest University. The two best friends are suddenly apart, and this is where the story begins. The story is full of family drama and heartace, as both Cath and Scott grow an even closer bond.
At first, I was very hesitant. A book about two best friends writing to each other-how boring! Then, I started reading the book. I didn’t regret reading it one bit. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed so much while reading We are still tornadoes. The characters are so down to earth and are just so close. I’m sure that many people will fall in love with Scott and Cath.