27 June 2009

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

Fifteen year old Jane Arrowood's life changes drastically when she is attacked by a shark during a routine trip to the beach. When Jane wakes up from her 10 day coma, she finds the doctors had to remove her right arm from her elbow down. Now Jane has the task of getting on with her life and attempting to do what she was able to do before. Jane has to learn how to live without her dominate hand and learn to draw again.
Told through a series of poems in three parts, Jane chronicles her new school, new relationships and getting to know her new body.
I really liked the way Kelly Bingham brought Jane to life. I was able to see her struggle with a normal everyday routine. I liked how Jane seemed to be very realistic. She struggled with losing her arm, struggled with learning how to wash dishes again adn struggled to not be defined by what she lost.


Rebecca said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I really like your review, it's short and to the point.

Rachel said...

I wonder if this was written because of the author seeing about that girl who got her arm chopped off by a shark and she's still surfing?


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...