Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
We Are Still Tornadoes

We Are Still Tornadoes

A Novel

Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

St. Martin's Griffin




Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends for most of their lives. Now they've graduated high school and Cath is off to college while Scott stays at home trying to get his band off the ground. Neither of them realized that their first year after high school would be so hard.

Fortunately, Scott and Cath still have each other, and it’s through their letters to each other that they survive heartache, annoying roommates, family dramas and the pressure to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they’ve ever wanted to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should think about being more than friends? One thing is clear: change is an inescapable part of growing up, and we share an unbreakable bond with the friends who help us navigate it.

This funny, extraordinary and deeply moving book—set to an awesome 80's soundtrack—captures all the beautiful confusion and emotional intensity we find on the verge of adulthood...and first love.




Where Men and Boys Shop


September 2, 1982

Dear Cath,

I’m appauled that you would accuse me of going through your...


Praise for We Are Still Tornadoes

"Sweet, funny, & heartfelt!" — Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Scott and Cath's letters perfectly capture the richness of their relationship. Their unflinchingly honest voices as they navigate the transition to adulthood create the book's emotional resonance. A love story to best friends everywhere. Smart, charming, and delightful." — Kirkus Reviews

"Cath has a rare combination of self-confidence, spunk, and sarcasm. I love, love, love her character! A realistic look at a teen friendship and growing pains. Go out and get this fun book!" — Generation G Books

"Scott and Cath's friendship was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed and I wish I could frame their letters and spread them all across my room to be reminded of it every single day...Outstandingly hilarious and utterly heart-wrenching at the same time, this book made me laugh and break so much that I can’t remember not being in tears while reading it." — The Bookish Crypt

"The writing is smart and funny, and this is a warm, wonderful story about lasting friendship and the lessons learned during young adulthood. Loved it." — Bookstr

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About the author

Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

Michael Kun is the author of the novels You Poor Monster, The Locklear Letters, and A Thousand Benjamins, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He practices law in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife Amy and their daughter Paige.

We Are Still Tornadoes is Susan Mullen’s first novel. She is a graduate of Duke University, where she studied English literature, and the University of Virginia School of Law. She practices law and lives in Northern Virginia. Sue has been married to her law school classmate Kevin Mullen since 1990, and they have two daughters, Hannah and Haley.

Michael Kun

Susan Mullen

Susan Mullen

From the Publisher

St. Martin's Griffin

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