Monday, 8 May 2017

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.
Girl Out of Water
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

Girl Out of Water “Tomorrow, I’m not just leaving Santa Cruz – I’m leaving the possibility of us.”

This was a YA contemporary romance story, featuring a surfer who had to spend her summer in Nebraska.

Anise was an okay character, and I understood why it was so hard to keep in touch with her friends when they were so far away. Lincoln was also quite a nice guy, and it was interesting to read a book with a character who had only one arm.

The storyline in this was about Anise having to go to Nebraska for the summer to look after her cousins after her aunt had a car accident, and having to leave her friends and her surf board behind. She met Lincoln and the two of them hit it off, and she also gave skateboarding a try whilst missing surfing. The romance between Anise and Lincoln was quite sweet, but I found the possible love triangle quite intriguing, with Anise having kissed her best friend Eric the night before she left for Nebraska, and I wondered what would happened when she had to go home and explain that she had a boyfriend now.

The ending to this was quite happy, although we didn’t really find out what Anise and Lincoln would do with regards to their long-distance relationship.

6.25 out of 10

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