Girl Out of Water
by Laura Silverman
Published May 2, 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire
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?
I finally finished this book!
It took me a while to read it all, even though I really enjoyed the story. If I weren’t a human being with needs and responsibilities, I would have surfed or skated through the entire book in like less than a weekXD
Yup. I totally would have.
So–one of the things I like about this book is the characters. Anise, the main character, is great because her thoughts and personality made me internally laugh and smile in each chapter, and I could very well relate to her. And let’s not forget about Lincoln, who is the kind of guy that I think everyone should get to know of because he is so likable, and such a great character that brought life into the story. And even all the side characters were amazing with their own style.
And the other thing I like is the plot. Laura created this character who is comfortable with where she lives and doesn’t plan on doing anything else besides surfing. Until she is forced to fly out of California to take care of family, and there she meets people who help her to learn new things and change her views on skateboarding. This was a fun story for me to read and I loved the way how things played out in the novel. Overall, I think it is the perfect summer read for those who enjoy contemporary novels^^
Girl Out Of Water is a funny, entertaining, and refreshing novel with relatable and fresh characters, and great dialogue. And, and, and…I love Laura’s style of writing, and hope to read more of her novels in the future.
Thanks for reading!
Until next time,