North Carolina, 1954. A hurricane is on its way.
Fourteen-year-old Genevieve is happy and comfortable in her small beach town, a place where nothing ever changes.
Then Brenda Wompers sweeps into town -- bringing with her new ideas that challenge the small-town, cold-war values of the townsfolk.
The people of Easton love nukes, hate communists and believe that God blesses America best - and they don't like outsiders telling them what to think.
"With impressive, well-integrated detail, Krisher creates a strong portrait of the time period, with scenes that swing from Tupperware parties to bomb shelters, all narrated in Gen's earnest, thought-provoking voice." -- Booklist
"Written from the perspective of a sheltered teen growing up during the Cold War, this book vividly shows the detrimental effects of unleashed suspicions and wide-spread fear." -- Publishers Weekly