Girl Underwater

Girl Underwater

Large Print - 2015
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"A debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer's harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her--only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness"--
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, ©2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410478863
Characteristics: 417 pages ;,23 cm.

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nstreicher
Aug 17, 2017

This novel was incredible!!! I was an attention grabber from the very beginning and always kept me needing to know more. Definitely a must read

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A riveting page-turner.

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Reads_A_Lot
Dec 25, 2015

I love survivor stories. Was drawn to the premise of this one. Really liked the character of Colin. Wanting to find out if Avery could overcome the after effects of their harrowing experience and whether she and Colin would end up together kept me reading. Had a YA feel to it but still very good.

ontherideau Nov 08, 2015

YA crossover for sure- romance and survival of characters that can do anything.

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lpreston214
Jul 21, 2015

Good book about a young woman who survived a plane crash that killed 204 people. Avery survived along with fellow swim team member Colin and three small boys. What exactly happened in the Colorado Rockies comes out slowly in flashbacks. After the crash, when Avery goes home, due to some family history, she's in denial about her PTSD. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to ask for, and accept help.

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Kdimont1
Jun 09, 2015

Well written, but extremely unlikely story, capped by a grizzly bear attack on plane crash survivors in the Colorado mountains. There haven't been grizzly bears in Colorado in generations. That the suffering crash victims survived the bear as well? Please. Lots of drama, lots of soap opera romance, almost nothing in the way of substance.

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miaone
May 29, 2015

I assume this is for young adult readers who might like the romance of the characters. The author uses flashbacks to try to explain the pasts of the two main characters, which feels forced, a way to keep the reader reading. The characters are Dickensian in that they are all 100% good people except for two villains who are 100% bad. Even when one of the good ones does something slightly wrong, it's for an almost saintly reason. The ending is a foregone conclusion from very early on. So, two-dimensional characters and a predictable plot. Two stars at most.

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