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Publisher's Summary

Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning ten is a big deal to Armani. It means she's older, wiser, more responsible. But when Hurricane Katrina hits the Lower Nines of New Orleans, Armani realizes that being ten means being brave, watching loved ones die, and mustering all her strength to help her family weather the storm. A powerful story of courage and survival, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere celebrates the miraculous power of hope and love in the face of the unthinkable.
©2014 Julie T. Lamana (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gillian on 12-18-16

Three Cheers for Armani!

All Armani wants is to have a stellar eleventh birthday party--to the point where she's willing to fudge about how seriously neighbors are taking Hurricane Katrina. Therefore, to her, everything that follows is her fault, in her mind, because that's the way the young think, isn't it? It's a completely absorbing listen, and that she winds up shouldering so much is heartbreaking on the one hand, heart stirring on the other.
Wonderful, well fleshed-out characters with quirks, needs, weaknesses, fears, beautifully narrated in the voice of the scared young girl, this is a truly unforgettable book. It's full of love and family, and strength to spare.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chis on 06-27-17

I loved it.

I loved the narrating, with the different voices for different characters. It was wonderful, though I must say This book is pretty sad and I live in Louisiana. So this book hit hard, I still LOVED IT.

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