I received this book as an ARC and immediately put it on top of my pile. I would categorize [Torn Away] by [Jennifer Brown] as a coming of age novel because the main character,Jersey, in the beginning is a typical teenager who does not realize what she has but not in a spoiled rotten way. When the tornado strikes her whole world changes and she will need to learn to live again. She finds more about her family than she ever knew, or wanted to know. I will recommend this book to everyone but especially my students. I did not want to put it down.