The extraordinarily moving, funny and original new novel from the author of the rapturously acclaimed BLOOM.
“You were born raging, Frances Frida Ripley. That’s what happens when you’re born in a storm.”
Frances’s parents were not prepared for her birth: they had a blanket and an easel and some paint, but not anything useful, like a car or a phone. So it’s no wonder Frankie has always had a temper. She was born on a BEACH, in a STORM.
What Frances was not prepared for was dying in a freak natural disaster that wiped out her whole town.
Waking up 100 years later, Frances finds a whole load of new things to be angry about. And that’s before the visitors start turning up, treating her home like it’s a tourist attraction. Which it is.
Only there are worse people out there than tourists… and they’re coming for Frankie.
Frankie is about to discover that there are things more important than herself – and that anger has its uses. Because when you have a storm inside you – sometimes the only thing to do is let it out…
‘Nicola Skinner is a uniquely brilliant voice in children's books; clever, funny and insightful.’ Anna James, author of Pages and Co.
‘Hugely inventive’ Independent
‘Funny, moving and surprising, told with real wisdom and heart’ Bookseller
‘Surprising and endearing’ Daily Mail
Praise for BLOOM:
‘A cracking debut… fresh and fun’ Times Children’s Book of the Week
‘Delightful… Humorous, original…’ Amanda Craig, New Statesman
‘A gorgeous debut… assured, funny, compelling’ Guardian
‘Original, surprising and wonderfully surreal’ The Bookseller
About the author
As a freelance journalist and copywriter, Nicola Skinner has written for the Guardian, The Pool and many national magazines. Her first novel for children, Bloom, was published in 2019 to much critical acclaim. Storm is her second novel.
Nicola lives in Bristol with her family.