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Shark Girl Hardcover – April 10, 2007
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Jane was once an artist, dependent upon that arm, that hand, those fingers to express herself on paper. Her other arm is fine, but her thoughts don't flow as freely down that way, and her other hand and fingers feel awkward, pudgy, unable to capture the pictures in her mind's eye. Everything looks and feels wrong, wrong, wrong.
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham is 95% verse novel, with news clippings, letters, and phone conversations interspersed. At first, Jane feels as though she is maybe half of who she once was - maybe even less - but as she attempts to regain control of her life and regrasp her talents, she starts to feel whole again. This book is 100% heart. Recommended.
SHARK GIRL is probably won't be the first book you think of to buy or read. But if you do either, you won't regret it.
This book is in the genre of biographical fiction. It tells the story of one girl's experience. It is written in free verse poetry and uses poems, letters, telephone conversations, inner conversation, and description of thoughts and events. This is the first time I ever read a book like this. Many people think this style is not very descripted, but it allowed to use my imagination on the details of the setting and I thought it was VERY descriptive on thoughts and emotions.
I could really relate to Jane. She is about the same age as me dealing with the same situations with school and friends. I could put myself in her shoes and imagine how I might feel if I were her by the way she describes it. In this book you could feel how much pain, suffering, and frustration that her and her whole family had to go through. Especially when it was little things that teenagers go through. This is also very relatable to parents, because it could be same way that the parents would react if they were in her mom's situation and same with family members. This story can relate to anyone that reads it.
I really really did enjoy this book and I suggest that everyone should read it. It had a very different kind of writing style to it and that's what made it interesting, entertaining, and really different. It may not be for every one but definitely is worth trying out.
By: Alivia Roberts
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked this story. The main character changes a lot and while it may be a tad predicable sometimes that's just what you need. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mel Woods
I liked it a lot but it was a very slow moving book in the beginning and as it ended I wanted to know more, just more about her life as she got better. Read morePublished 4 months ago by sydney
True story about girl injured by a shark. I really enjoyed it.Published 7 months ago by Wilma Rademaker
I liked the realistic element of the story. Another thing I liked was that the story was written in verse format, so it was a short read. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Team LitPick
Granddaughter enjoyed for summer reading and book project done for beginning of school,first time we did note fight to readPublished on August 23, 2013 by dolly noel
Bought this book for my step daughter, who can't seem to read enough. She loved and had it completed in about 2-3 days. She also like the movie based on this book.Published on August 8, 2013 by H. Trouten
This book is so touching. It really makes you feel bad for the victim. If you are considering to read this book, you should, it will not be a disappointment! It's wonderful!!!Published on July 29, 2013 by Branko Jovetic
Five stars. Jane was just so brave. I would have been screaming my head off. Jane is my inspiration. Thanks janePublished on July 27, 2013 by mer