The Resource Girl out of water, Laura Silverman

Girl out of water, Laura Silverman

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Girl out of water
Title
Girl out of water
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Laura Silverman
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
When her aunt gets into a car accident, Anise is forced to leave her friends and surfing behind to spend the summer in Nebraska to help care for her cousins. In doing so, she forms familial bonds and new friendships that challenge her feelings of abandonment by her mother. When Lincoln, a one-armed skater, dares her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard, Anise isn't one to shy away from a challenge
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Review
  • Grades 9-12 Anise has few needs in life. Just the surf, her board, and her tight-knit posse of friends. Then Anise’s aunt is in a terrible car accident and needs them to come help care for her children in landlocked Nebraska. One place her younger cousins enjoy is the skate park, where Anise meets a handsome black skater boy, Lincoln. After Anise claims that surfing is harder that skateboarding, Lincoln challenges her to give skating a try. It’s a fiasco, but Anise becomes determined to learn to skateboard, and Nebraska slowly grows on her. Debut novelist Silverman realistically captures Anise’s love for her surfing life and the terrible sacrifice she makes when leaving it behind for a whole summer, and her relationships with her family are bittersweet and loving, giving her depth of character. Meanwhile, Lincoln is a charmer, and thanks for Silverman’s excellent portrayal of a boy who is not defined by his disability, like Anise, readers will easily forget that he is missing an arm. Hand to fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. -- Colson, Diane (Reviewed 4/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 16, p50)
  • Gr 9 Up—Anise was born and raised on the ocean in Santa Cruz, CA. A talented surfer who lives steps away from the water, she is beyond ready for the last summer with her friends before their senior year of high school. Plans quickly change when her aunt, a widow with three children, gets into a serious car accident. Anise and her father have to fly to Nebraska to take care of the house and children. This is not the perfect summer Anise imagined. As she acclimates to life away from water, Anise can't help but feel haunted by the ghost of her runaway mother as she spends time in the house where her mother was raised. As her friends' texts grow fewer and farther between, Anise meets Lincoln. He is a confident skateboarder who has only one arm, and he shows Anise that there is more to life than surf and sand. Anise starts as a seemingly shallow person; being away from her friends forces her to step outside her comfort zone and examine parts of herself and her family that she did not know existed. Though she thinks about her friends in California all the time, they are not nearly as well-developed as her cousins and companions in Nebraska. Readers will empathize with Anise as she explores this different side of her life. The book features a cast of diverse characters and a fresh take on sports (surfing and skateboarding). While the ending is a bit rushed and will leave readers searching for answers about Anise's and Lincoln's futures, this title is ultimately worthy of a spot in any teen's beach bag. VERDICT Purchase for YA and high school collections where summer romance is in demand.—Carli Sauer, Carmel Middle School, IN --Carli Sauer (Reviewed 03/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 03, p150)
  • Silverman's debut offers several takes on a good question: "Why do so many people equate growing up with leaving?" Unlike her mother, who enters and exits her life at whim, white, 17-year-old Anise has lived—and surfed—in Santa Cruz her whole life. Her easygoing father and a diverse group of friends provide stability—especially Eric, her white best friend, who's turning into something more. As the friends plan their last summer together before college, Anise's plans are shattered. Her aunt has been in a car accident, and Anise and her dad will be spending the summer in Nebraska caring for her aunt and high-spirited cousins. Anise's reluctance to leave, rooted in worries of forgetting home and being forgotten, will resonate with readers who've ever been homesick. While babysitting her cousins, she meets Lincoln, a black, smart, handsome, witty one-armed skateboarder whose personality quirks are rattled off in lists rather than revealed through interactions. As Anise trades surfing for skating, she gradually matures, feeling a responsibility to her cousins and sympathy for her aunt and father. Nomadic, nature-obsessed Lincoln, whose only flaws seem to be a messy glove compartment and an inability to sing, is an ever patient teacher, showing Anise how to adapt to new places and call them home. A quick summer read to reassure teens who worry about college or blooming where they're planted. (Romance. 14-18)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556241
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silverman, Laura
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skateboarders
  • People with disabilities
  • People with disabilities
  • Skateboarders
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Nebraska
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Girl out of water, Laura Silverman
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781492646860
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Girl out of water, Laura Silverman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781492646860
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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