Darby is twelve years old and has Down syndrome. Her favorite things are music, chocolate, and her big sister Kaydee. It’s a big weekend for Darby. It’s time for their annual chocolate hunt, and it’s all she can think about. Well, that and spending time with her big sister. But this year Kaydee’s friend Lissa is staying over for the weekend, and she seems to be stealing all of Kaydee’s attention. And to make things worse, the strawberry farm is hit by a tornado. Suddenly, it’s as though both the chocolate hunt and her sister are slipping away from her.
Although the family is prepared for the tornado, they aren’t prepared for the storm of emotions that surface when a truth is brought to light. With tension rising within the family, can Darby mend what’s been broken when it seems like no one is listening to her?
A Storm of Strawberries is a warm, thoughtful, and empathetic novel from acclaimed author Jo Cotterill.