Friday, July 16, 2021

Friday Memes: Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder

 Happy Friday everybody!

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Everything changed the day Luke's mom died. No surprise, right? Of course things changed. He'd be stupid to expect anything else. But what surprised him the most was what hadn't changed.
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The lights flickered, and Luke held his breath until they steadied. Because the storm showed no signs of letting up, Megan let Lance out of his crate. Although she'd never said as much, Luke figured Lance was her favorite. She fed him first, and she played with him the most.
Storm Watcher
by Maria V. Snyder has been on my TBR stack since February 2014. It is currently out of print. It is a young adult story about grief, a boy and his dog, and family life. Here's the description from Maria V. Snyder's website:
Luke Riley is lost. His mother's recent death has set Luke and his family adrift. Even though his father, twin brothers, and their three Bloodhounds are search and rescue volunteers, they have been unable to rescue themselves and become a family again. The summer after sixth grade looms in Luke's mind as a long, lonely three months where the only thing he can look forward to is watching The Weather Channel. Luke is fascinated with the weather, but since his mother's death in a storm, he is also terrified. Even the promised 13th birthday present of a Bloodhound puppy fails to lift Luke's spirits. He would rather have a different breed - a petite Papillon, but his father insists he get a Bloodhound.

When Luke decides to get the Bloodhound from Willajean, a dog breeder who owns Storm Watcher Kennel, he works out a deal to help at her kennel in exchange for the expensive dog. Thrilled to have a summer with a purpose, Luke befriends Willajean's daughter, Megan and together they plan how Luke can get a Papillon puppy instead of a Bloodhound. But nothing seems to work as they struggle with stubborn fathers, summer storms, unhelpful siblings, and hidden guilt. Can one little white dog really save both families?


  1. Sounds like a page turner!! Happy weekend!

  2. This author had a small but loyal following in my library. I wonder why the book is out of print already. My Friday quotes from This Tender Land

  3. Sounds like such a good read! I hope you enjoy!

    Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf

  4. Storm Watcher seems interesting. Enjoy your current read!


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