CRAZY FOR THE STORM : A MEMOIR OF SURVIVAL
New York : Ecco, 2009
is pushed by his father to be a competitive skier and to ski in treacherous
conditions that even adults would fear. “Boy Wonder,” his father calls
him. He has to be the best. Norman is also taught to surf; he’s pushed
and pushed to seek out the biggest and most dangerous waves. Skiing and
surfing become his religion. As an eleven-year-old young boy who wants
to just hang with his friends, he fights it. He doesn’t understand it.
The intensity of it scares him. But at an altitude of nearly 9,000 feet
in the San Gabriel Mountains, this same intensity saves his life. This
memoir of survival is not just about cheating death, but about surviving
-- Cara Woudenberg (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)
Aircraft accident victims -- Biography.
Aircraft accidents -- San Bernardino Mountains (Calif.)
Child surfers -- Biography.
Skiing -- United States -- Biography.
Ollestad, Norman Family.
Ollestad, Norman, 1935-1979.
Fathers -- Death.