Quiet Storm

Kimberly Whittam

When the shy and reserved Storm breaks a school athletics record she is thrust reluctantly into the limelight in this tender and compassionate tale of finding your voice.

Storm has never liked to stand out from the crowd, but ever since she started Year 7, her life has been full of people telling her she needs to speak up, make friends and be more like her popular big brother.

Then Storm breaks a school record, and finds herself the new star of the athletics team. But as she’s thrust into the spotlight, her home life and friendships start spiralling out of control, and it’s time for Quiet Storm to show that she has something to say.

A tender, empowering novel about family, friendship and finding confidence in who you are.

Media Reviews

A tender 10+ novel about the challenges of shyness in the bold world of school. – The Guardian

A captivating story about shyness and strength, reassuring and empowering. – Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

I loved Quiet Storm! Kimberly has captured exactly how I felt at that age. I’m so happy for all those quiet children who will finally feel more powerful and see their place in the world. – Clare Weze, author of The Lightning Catcher