Chasing Helocity

 
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Chasing Helocity
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8+
Release Date
April 24, 2018
ISBN
978-1484780381
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Helicity is well aware that her name is unusual - kind of like Helicity herself. The word Helicity means to spin, and for as long as she can remember, Helicity has been fascinated by the weather. The weather is Helicity's escape from her own reality - may that be school, her father's strict discipline, or her brother's imminent departure for college where he's all set to play football.

One fateful day, Helicity and her horse head out on a long ride to take a break from life at home. Even with her vast experience with weather, Helicity is unprepared for the elements she faces. The choices Helicity makes before, during, and after that storm will have a lasting effect on her family and her future.

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The Truth About Storm Chasing
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When Helicity records her first tornado, the experience is frightening and sticks with her. She's always wanted to be a meteorologist, but finds herself afraid of the destruction those storms bring. She witnesses it firsthand with her brother. He went after her, but got hit by debris and winds up in the hospital with a shattered arm.

After the tornado, Helicity meets Lana who is looking for images or videos of the tornado. Lana is fascinated by Helicity's natural talent and curiosity of all things weather. For that reason, Lana asks Helicity to join her in storm chasing for the summer. It's Helicity's dream come true, but she will learn more than she ever could've imagined.

CHASING HELICITY is about the dangers a storm can have and that it shouldn't be underestimated. It also teaches about conquering your fear and that living through a storm doesn't make you a victim. It makes you a survivor. The only thing I wish would be different was for there to be more to the plot. It was a very simple and easy read, but there wasn't much depth.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of weather and to those children who dream of being a meteorologist. It shows what chasing storms is really like and that it isn't all fun and games. It has to be done safely and in numbers.
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