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Friday, November 22, 2013

YA novel in verse

Shark Girl

Shark Girl

By: Kelly Bingham

Genre: YA realistic fiction

Pages: 288

Published: 2007

Read: November

2 out of 5

Written completely in verse, this was a very quick read.  Similar to Ellen Hopkin’s novels, even though they are all in verse, you do not feel as if you are cheated from description or detail. I feel when books are written well in verse, the style actually adds to the story and enhances it. This book is one of those examples and would be perfect for tweens and younger teenagers. I would not recommend this YA novel to adults, even those who read YA; just maybe those that love them.  Only because it has a less mature style and content. I do have to add that I was disappointed when I realized that this was not the true-life story of Bethany Hamilton; which also was featured in the movie Soul Surfer.

There is a sequel titled Formally Shark Girl (released in 2013) and has written one children’s book. You can read more at http://www.site.kellybinghamonline.com/.

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