I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, it forces Anise to say goodbye for the first time to Santa Cruz, the waves, her friends, and even a kindling romance, and fly with her dad to Nebraska for the entire summer. Living in Nebraska isn’t easy. Anise spends her days caring for her three younger cousins in the childhood home of her runaway mom, a wild figure who’s been flickering in and out of her life since birth, appearing for weeks at a time and then disappearing again for months, or even years, without a word.
Complicating matters is Lincoln, a one-armed, charismatic skater who pushes Anise to trade her surfboard for a skateboard. As Anise draws closer to Lincoln and takes on the full burden and joy of her cousins, she loses touch with her friends back home – leading her to one terrifying question: will she turn out just like her mom and spend her life leaving behind the ones she loves
5 reasons to read Girl Out of Water
- This book is about so much more than a girl finding herself. It’s about friendship, family, and love.
- Anise is a girl we can all connect to. Her emotions and fears are real.
- Anise is flawed. She screws up and makes mistakes. She’s selfish at times, and insanely grown up at times.
- Athleticism. She’s a pretty badass surfer, and tends to pick up a new sport pretty easily. She’s not one to give up and is super competitive.
- The supporting characters. Each of them are unique and add something to the story. They aren’t just there as background filler. Lincoln… I’m looking at you.
I loved this book. I read it in a day because I couldn’t put it down. There’s sooo much more I want to say, but don’t quite have the words to say them. If you like characters that are flawed and different and don’t let that define them, then you’ll like this book. And it’s a perfect summer read.
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