Published: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Reading from: ebook
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Recommend: Sure, great summer/spring read, very fun and light
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
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
THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER WHO PROVIDED A COPY, ALL MY OPINIONS ARE , MINE THOUGH.
“Is it possible to leave a place without leaving anyone behind?”
Girl Out of Water is a story about Ansie who has to go and live in Nebraska to help out taking care of her family when her aunt gets in car wreck leaving her severely injured. She has no desire to to leave to go to Nebraska. She really cam’t imagine leaving her friends behind over the summer, when she has it all planned out. But as she gets to Nebraska she starts to get really comfortable with her life in Nebraska. But she fears to start turn like her mom, who just leaves and then shows up without any warning.
So this book was a fun read, but isn’t against to be one of those that sticks with me in the few months. It just isn’t something completely unique.
The whole story was really cute, and will be probably(hopefully) what readers will like most of this story. He’s really sweet and charismatic. Beyond charming and really fun. He’s your nice guy but still really funny, he what people look in a friends and partner (I would think). He’s a disabled (he has one arm) and African American male(YAY FOR DIVERSITY)
“Home isn’t a place. It’s people. And I’ve always been with my people.”
So i really loved the whole family relationship for me it was very very very realistic and insanely cute, i loved the boys and whole relationship between the family…..
But the ending felt abrupt for me, it was cute. But it felt like my book was missing about 50 more pages. I didn’t really feel closure with the whole sorry. Also I felt it was a bit more open ending than I wanted it to be…… maybe just me??????????????
Overall it was insanely cute, and i recommend it for people who love summery and cute reads.
OH OH OH AND THERE’S SOME SURFERS, AND SKATEBOARDERS….COOL RIGHT