author: Kelly Bingham
On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything ó absolutely everything ó changed. Now sheís counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, "Thatís her ó thatís Shark Girl," as she passes. In the meantime there are only questions: Why did this happen? Why her? What about her art? What about her life? In this striking first novel, Kelly Bingham uses poems, letters, telephone conversations, and newspaper clippings to look unflinchingly at what itís like to lose part of yourself ó and to summon the courage it takes to find yourself again.
"This engaging read will entice enthusiastic and reluctant readers; the drama of the shark attack will hook them, and Janeís inner journey will hold them till the end." ó School Library Journal (starred review)