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Breathless

Breathless

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by Pam Withers
     
 

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Beverly is in Hawaii, helping her uncle at his dive shop, learning how to dive and trying to lose weight and get a boyfriend. When Garth, an accomplished diver, shows an interest in her, Beverly is ecstatic, until it turns out Garth is only interested in one thing. Struggling with failing strength from her self-imposed starvation diet, Beverly finds herself in deep

Overview

Beverly is in Hawaii, helping her uncle at his dive shop, learning how to dive and trying to lose weight and get a boyfriend. When Garth, an accomplished diver, shows an interest in her, Beverly is ecstatic, until it turns out Garth is only interested in one thing. Struggling with failing strength from her self-imposed starvation diet, Beverly finds herself in deep trouble when she has to fight Garth off underwater.

Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"Teen girls, reluctant readers or not, will likely engage with Breathless because of its emotional appeal, vivid imagery, realistically portrayed characters and engaging brief narrative. As well, the same audience will likely identify with the book's majors themes: sexuality and sexual curiosity, insecurity and problems arising with self-doubt. Recommended."
Hip Librarian's Book Blog
"Attention to detail and character development are strong in this brief novel."
Canadian Book Review Annual
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VOYA
Beverly is pleased to be spending a week with her uncle in Hawaii. She will have the chance to do some diving and escape the Canadian winter in Winnipeg at the same time. Because she is a little self-conscious about her body, which she terms "pudgy," Beverly decides that she will try to drop ten pounds during her stay. Dieting and diving do not mix, which is a lesson that Beverly learns the tough way. The cute dive master, Garth, however, does not seem to mind that Beverly needs some extra attention. The main attraction of the Orca Soundings series of books is that they are quick and interesting reads especially for struggling readers. High interest, low readability novels that deal with a variety of different characters and issues are the hallmark of this series, an essential one for motivating reluctant readers. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P M J (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2005, Orca, 101p., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 15.
—Teri S. Lesesne

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551434803
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Orca Soundings Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,131,230
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
HL610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

And the thing about panicking when you're forty feet under the ocean's surface is that you can drown, and you know you can drown. In fact, you can't breathe without your regulator even if you're not panicking. You're also not supposed to hold your breath, because there's pressure underwater. That means if you're not breathing out bubbles while the regulator is out, your chest might expand until it explodes.

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Pam Withers has written numerous bestselling sports and adventure books for teens. Pam is a former outdoor guide, journalist, editor and associate publisher. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and tours North America extensively. For more information, visit www.pamwithers.com.

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