Surfacing

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Candlewick Press, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
3 Reviews
Though only a sophomore, Maggie Paris is a star on the varsity swim team, but she also has an uncanny, almost magical ability to draw out people's deepest truths, even when they don't intend to share them. It's reached a point where most of her classmates, all but her steadfast best friend, now avoid her, and she's taken to giving herself away every chance she gets to an unavailable - and ungrateful - popular boy from the wrestling team, just to prove she still exists.
 

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User Review  - brandileigh2003 - LibraryThing

Surfacing is a quick read, but I liked it. I liked the premise of her almost magical ability that draws the truth from people and I love the themes of grief and blame that ultimately give way to ... Read full review

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Very moving. I found myself captivated by the relatibility of the characters. One of my favorite reads of the year. Highly recommend.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
20
Section 4
32
Section 5
47
Section 6
57
Section 7
73
Section 8
100
Section 11
132
Section 12
135
Section 13
140
Section 14
147
Section 15
156
Section 16
157
Section 17
182
Section 18
190

Section 9
102
Section 10
129

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Nora Raleigh Baskin is the acclaimed author of several novels for young readers, including All We Know of Love. About Surfacing, she says, "The traumas I have experienced in my life seem to continually surface and demand to be told, and retold, in different forms. Each time, I find myself having to face something I hadn’t understood before." Nora Raleigh Baskin lives in New York State.