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by Lyn White (Series Editor) John Heffernan (Author)

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   Book 1   
Pages: 224
Published: 2017

A moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

When the tsunami strikes the Japanese coastal town of Omori-wan, the effects are utterly devastating. Three years later, much of what happened on that day is still a mystery. As Hotaka sets about convincing local performers to appear at the town's upcoming Memorial Concert, he finds himself increasingly haunted by memories of his best friend Takeshi. When strong willed Sakura initiates a controversial anti-seawall movement, there is danger at every turn for Hotaka and his friends. As the town and its people struggle to rebuild their lives, can Hotaka help Omori-wan look to the future – and let go of his past?

Series Summary

Series: Through My Eyes: Natural Disaster Zones
Tags: nature historical culture religion family illness & grief
Series reading level: 11+
Books in series: 2
Should read in order? No
Next release: March 2018

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Hotaka  (2017)
2Shaozhen  (2017)