Review: Waterdancer by Samantha Combs
For Bailey Wasserman, being Bailey has recently become an incredible challenge. It's not enough that she must come to terms with her mother's new husband, their new life, and a new surfer boyfriend. When she meets her real father for the first time, she discovers a secret family trait that will alter the course of her own life and those she loves…maybe forever.
Bailey and her mom have always met life’s challenges as a team of two, more like best friends than mother and daughter. But her mom’s recent marriage has changed all of that, and having her little brother Landry is the only good Bailey can find in that union. The move to wealthy Del Mar from their humble beginnings has turned Bailey sour, until a chance meeting with surf hottie Jack West. Then Bailey’s father, with his annoying Zen-surfer lingo and a talking turtle he claims is no less than her spirit guardian, reenters her life and threatens the only relationship Bailey thinks is working in her world. She soon finds out that’s not all his arrival will do. His presence and their shared family trait could ultimately force Bailey to make a decision that will alter the course of her own life and those she loves…forever.
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.
Waterdancer felt like a fairytale story. It flowed together nicely, but I still had some questions through out. It was a tad bit too short, but maybe there is another book in the works? I can only hope on that part.
Bailey an average teen moves to a new place with her mom, step-dad and her little brother. She ends up meeting a guy named Jack and they hit it off. Before Bailey's sixteen birthday she gets hit with some news that she never saw coming. Her father who left her and mom a long time ago comes back into the picture. I had questions as to how this "curse" came to be. Or at least more explanation to it.
The love that Bailey had for her little brother was so sweet! It is how we all wish are children could be with each other.
I would so recommend this book for all YA readers. It is a really clean book that will have you in giggles with some parts. By clean I mean no cussing, no sexual intentions written within the book.
One of my favorite parts was : I paddled furiously, but for some reason my legs wouldn't listen to the command to paddle. Were they still there? Awesome. If they were bitten off, then I was spilling blood all over the ocean, and now I would be nothing more than shark chow with GPS attached.
If you want a quick read, something that will have you going awwwww towards the end. Then pick up your copy of this book.
My Rating: 4 wine glasses
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