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Katie Stuart"You are drawn in...from the very first page...This is a very intense, very real book."
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Posted October 28, 2008
Tee's senior year of high school should be filled with happy memories of friends, family, and college dreams. It's anything but that. A local drunk hit her father and he's in rehabilitation with the ability of a five-year-old. Since she doesn't have much of a relationship with her mother, Tee is living with an aunt who is a popular author. <BR/><BR/>It's time for Tee to put her life back together. She is a good student and wants to get an early acceptance to a prestigious university. Ethan is a new student and the two have more than a study relationship. <BR/><BR/>They find out that they both have home situations that are different than the norm: Ethan's younger sister struggles with cystic fibrosis and, like Tee's father, hospital and doctor visits are a part of life. <BR/><BR/>Tee's father loved the outdoors and was working with her to build a canoe. It's left unfinished in the garage and it's a reminder of the past. Tee knows she's got to move forward, but where does her father fit in? How about her mother, too, who is longing for the family that she once had?. There are more tragedies ahead, as well. Can Tee rebuild what has been broken and also finish what's been started? <BR/><BR/>I absolutely loved FIGHTING THE CURRENT. It's one of the best I've read in a long time. I found myself wondering what Tee was going to do. This book was full of unpredictability and surprises. This book's theme appeared to be that even though relationships can change over time, love remains and you have to see it in a different light. I highly recommend this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 15, 2008
Teresa Stanford is a just an ordinary high school teenager trying to live her life until something tragic happens is her family. Her father Mel gets hit by a drunk driver while on his way home from work one day. He is left with rehabilitation with the ability of a five-year-old. She is now living with her aunt because of her poor relationship with her mother. As soon as she tries to put her life back together and has a goal to get an early acceptance to a prestigious university someone new enters her life, Ethan, who later on goes from being her best friend to something more than that. The both realize they are not much different from each other. They both have tough home lives. Ethan lives with a sister with cystic fibrosis and, like Tee's father, hospital and doctor visits are a part of life. Teresa¿s father Mel had always had a dream of building this magnificent canoe and taking it out on this grand trip with his daughter. But ever since the accident it has been left untouched, uncompleted in the garage with a huge reminder of what happened before the accident occurred. Teresa must move forward because the reminder of that very canoe upsets her father dearly whenever brought up. Whatever will happen next? I absolutely loved this book. I couldn¿t keep my hands off of it! It was written in a way that I could really understand. This is now my favorite novel and is probably the best book I have ever read. The book was very interesting. It really made me learn about some teenagers¿ lives and what they go through all the time. I loved the fact that there was a little romance in the book between Teresa and Ethan. That was probably what I liked the most about the story. The main message of the story I thought was to ¿fight the current¿. To me ¿fighting the current¿ means that whatever life brings to the table overcome it, be yourself, and accomplish all of your dreams to the best of your ability, don¿t let anyone stop you. This book defiantly deserves 2 thumbs up and 5 stars. Read this book you will really enjoy it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.