Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
Girl Out of Water, a story of a summer away from home. For Anise, this not only means being away from her friends but also surfing, her passion.
… not only have I been torn away from home this summer…
Anise is a very difficult character to like. She is very competitive, and for the most part self-indulgent. But these are not nearly as bad as her constant whining which drove me mad!
I’m waiting for something better.
The secondary characters, despite being diverse, were superficial i.e. not sufficiently explored and this lets the book down. As a very character driven story, these paper-doll characters needed more dimension for the reader to relate to them.
This summer took away my surfboard.
Title: Girl Out of Water
Author: Laura Silverman
Publication Date: 2 May 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Review copy
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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 — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a free advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.
Disclaimer: The quotes appear in my advanced review copy and may not appear in the final version.