Eleven-year-old Chris struggles to cope with his older brother Wills's ADHD, especially after Wills begins hanging around with a bad crowd and Chris, aware of his illegal activities, feels he must hide the misdeeds from their recently-separated parents. - (Baker & Taylor)

“There’s a hurricane smashing, trashing, bashingthrough our house. CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!”The hurricane is Wills, Chris’s thirteen-year-oldbrother. He has ADHD. Having a brother whocauses so much chaos around the house is hardon eleven-year-old Chris. Sometimes Wills acts likehe’s six years younger, sometimes like he’s only atoddler. He throws food on the floor, has tantrums,and teases Chris relentlessly. And when Chris andWills’s dad moves out, everyone feels abandoned.Chris believes he has to be even more supportivetowards his mom when sometimes all he wants to dois shout and scream just like Wills. In the wake of hisparents’ divorce, Wills starts hanging out with a badcrowd, shoplifting, and not coming home directlyafter school. When Chris finds a stash of money underWills’s mattress, he knows he is up to somethingbad. It is only when things get truly out of controlthat the two brothers manage to help each other,and even find some solutions for the problems theyshare.<p>Sally Grindley captures the difficulties of living withADHD and divorce, two of today’s most challengingfamily issues. Written for a wide audience of youngreaders, Hurricane Wills provides an honest narrativethat balances daily hardship with the optimisticresiliency of a family that’s just trying to get by.</p> - (Norton Pub)

There is a hurricane smashing through Chris’shouse—and that hurricane is his older brother! - (Norton Pub)

<DIV>?There’s a hurricane smashing, trashing, bashing through our house. CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!” The hurricane is Wills, Chris’s thirteen-year-old brother. He has ADHD. Having a brother who causes so much chaos around the house is hard on eleven-year-old Chris. Sometimes Wills acts like he’s six years younger, sometimes like he’s only a toddler. He throws food on the floor, has tantrums, and teases Chris relentlessly. And when Chris and Wills’s dad moves out, everyone feels abandoned. Chris believes he has to be even more supportive towards his mom when sometimes all he wants to do is shout and scream just like Wills. In the wake of his parents’ divorce, Wills starts hanging out with a bad crowd, shoplifting, and not coming home directly after school. When Chris finds a stash of money under Wills’s mattress, he knows he is up to something bad. It is only when things get truly out of control that the two brothers manage to help each other, and even find some solutions for the problems they share.<p>Sally Grindley captures the difficulties of living with ADHD and divorce, two of today’s most challenging family issues. Written for a wide audience of young readers, Hurricane Wills provides an honest narrative that balances daily hardship with the optimistic resiliency of a family that’s just trying to get by.</p></div> - (Perseus Publishing)