In case you didn’t know it, I have a love affair with all things New Orleans. And while technically this one isn’t set in the Big Easy, it’s close enough.
Bayou Perdu is a small little town in the backwoods of Louisiana. Close enough to New Orleans to be convenient but far enough to be in its own little world, it’s a typical small town. Everyone knows everyone else, and they’ve been through a lot together. Even hurricanes. But this one’s different. The one they call Katrina is so ominous that even Evangeline’s grandmother is scared and ready to evacuate.
With evacuation comes loss, especially when you return to nothing. Houses, personal belongings, friends, these are all things Evangeline is missing as she and her family impatiently wait it out far, far from Louisiana. She feels as if she’s stuck between two worlds, living two lives. The question soon becomes, which life will she and her family choose in the end?
A good story, an accurate retelling of events surrounding this devastating storm. A great read for young adults!
Buy It Now: Between Two Skies