On a sunny day at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything—absolutely everything—changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm and kids will whisper, “That’s her. That’s Shark Girl,” when she passes. But right now there are only questions. Why did this happen? Why her? What about her art? What about her life?
“A provocative portrait of one girl’s journey.... Powerful without being maudlin or preachy...readers will come to empathize with and respect Jane for her strength and brutal honesty.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Will entice readers; the drama of the shark attack will hook them, and Jane’s inner journey will hold them till the end.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“A poetic and beautiful debut novel.” —Boston Globe
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In Kelly Bingham's striking first novel, she takes an unflinchingly look at what it's like to lose part of yourself - and to summon the courage it takes to find yourself again. It is, at once, honest and insightful, wrenching and redemptive.About the Author:
Kelly Bingham was a story artist and director for Walt Disney Feature Animation before obtaining her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. This is her first novel. Kelly lives in Ellijay, Georgia.
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Book Description Candlewick Pr, 2013. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 7.25x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1469275171