Life Belts

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Random House Children's Books, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Nita's mother is dying. Maybe that's why Nita is testing fate and her own limits by swimming or sailing too far from the shore.

Molly is the shy, inhibited one. She's Nita's best friend, and she's the one who knows how to sail.

Eddie is the outsider, who finds Nita mysterious and beautiful.

Life Belts

Nita, Molly, and Eddie are all thirteen, and each of them has a story to tell of what happens to them in their Long Island beach town on those last hot, bright days of summer, those few days when tragedy strikes and changes their lives forever.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

With luminous clarity, the new Delacorte Prize winner depicts, in alternating chapters, a trio of young people on Long Island's north shore during their pivotal 14th summer. Nita, whose vibrant mother ... Read full review


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Author and instructional design expert Jane Hosie-Bounar has written articles, textbooks, and online training for a variety of software products, including Microsoft Office, Windows 8, and Adobe Photoshop. She has also written about using Web 2.0 technology for research and collaboration, and to create and manage an online persona. In addition to writing technical books and online training, she is a fiction writer whose novel Life Belts won the Delacorte Press Prize.

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