Underwater: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Jan 12, 2016 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
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Morgan didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive-first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan can't move on. She can't even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she's underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school. When it seems Morgan can't hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside. Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.

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Violence at any age does a number on people. Violence, coupled with guilt is even worse, but add in the stress of being part of a financially with a mentally ill parent, as well as having a ... Read full review


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Life goes on, even after a tragedy, something 17-year-old Morgan finds difficult to accept. While her friends have returned to school after a shooting that left students and teachers dead, Morgan ... Read full review

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Marisa Reichardt lives in Southern California with her family. Visit her online at marisareichardt.com.

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