The Lifeguard

The Lifeguard

by Deborah Blumenthal
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The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal

It's an unsettled summer for Sirena. Back in Texas, her family's splitting apart, but here in Rhode Island, at the cottage of her free-spirited aunt, it's a different world. There are long days at the beach and intriguing encounters with him. Pilot. He's the lifeguard with shamanic skills. He both saves Sirena and makes her feel lost at sea. Sirena explores her obsession with Pilot and discovers his mysterious—almost magical—gifts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807545355
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist with work in many national newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times. She is the author of The Lifeguard and Fat Chance. She lives in New York City.

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The Lifeguard 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It started off really slow, but got more interesting as the book went on.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have mixed feelings about this book. It started off slow with Sirena being shipped out to her aunt's while her parents separated. The first half of the book is her worrying over what life will be like when she goes back to not one home but two split between her parents. That part was a little dragging for me but then Sirena becomes stalkerish over the lifeguard, Pilot and things started to get uncomfortable. She buys a new bikini to wear at the beach so that he notices her over his girlfriend and steals a painting of him at an art gallery that was painted by a local artist, who just so happens to be her friend. She went from being a normal teenage girl to crossing over to creeper'ville. She didn't act like any 17 year old I ever knew. Yeah, maybe I took the photo of my high school crush(turned sweetheart, now husband) from yearbook club when they were just going to throw it away but I never stole anything of his. I just thought that some of the things that she did and thought were a bit far fetched and shallow to me. However, once she almost dies she seems to calm down some and that was when I really got invested in the story. That is when you find out that Pilot is a shaman and that he can heal people. The two of them start to become really close and he opens up a little bit more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!!!! This was one of the best books that i have ever read anf i have read a lot of books. I really recomend reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really loved this book. It's not just a summer romance book...there's a whole other side to it - it's much deeper than all these other summer romances I've been reading. It's about a girl going through a lot of changes one pivotal summer and meeting an extraordinary guy but then there's a whole super natural side - pretty amazing. Definitely recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a normal summer romance, it is so much more. The yound characters go on thier own emotional adventure, while keeping you completley glued. Have a box of tissues handy! This is a brillant book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you know whi the boy on the cover is? Its me. My name is Jake Artiga-Vasquez. Im nineteen yrs old.Im single. Any girls that is cute and avaliable reply to Jake. Tekk me ur phone #.and u have to live in california. In San francisco.
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i loved reading it. i couldnt but it down 
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AMAZING. When I first bought it, I thought it would be one of those typical summer love storys that all end the same. This is the complete opposite! It is so good and not like any other book I've ever read. I'm not gonna lie, the beginning is really slow and boring, but once you get going you won't be able to stop!!! I finished it in like two days. Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book for a school project and I fell in love with it. It's a really great read, especially for people who are into love stories.
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I loved this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I loved how pilot connected with her. Please write a sequel or i will die!!!
HavenFowler More than 1 year ago
I honestly thought this book was just going to be a summer fling book. Just a hot guy gets the hot girl and they live happily ever-after, I was totally wrong. I loved the book, it was so much more than what I was expecting which is always nice. I guess maybe I liked it so much becuase all I was expecting was a high school love book I got so much more out of it, and the ending is really good so read it and find out what happens!
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MyReadAddiction More than 1 year ago
So I guess this could be categorized in the paranormal genre, but it really reads more like a YA Contemporary Romance. The gifts Pilot has are not as much paranormal as mystical, and the focus of the story is on the development of his relationship with Sirena and not the Mystical gifts. That being said, I really did enjoy this story. This story is in no way a typical YA book. There are a lot of elements that makes it stand out from others and that is a VERY good thing! The characters are so easy to connect with and you fall a little in love with all of them by the time it is over. Sirena's relationship with Antonio was on of my favorites. I just think that Antonio is that grandparent you want to have. The relationship between Sirena and Pilot was believable and utterly sweet. I think there is just generally a new depth to the emotions I got as a reader from this book. I look forward to reading more by Deborah Blumenthal in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The only problem is that i tought the girl was a bit weird. But other than tht AMAZING<3 the ending was sad. (Cant say what happens) The ending brought tears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a little slow at first but totally worth it! The ending was GREAT. I really want there to be a sequel! Tha would be soo wonderful!
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
The Lifeguard was a wonderful surprise. When I saw the cover of this novel I thought it was going to be a sweet, chick-lit romance about a gorgeous lifeguard saving a beautiful girl, falling in love, and so on....But wow! Don&rsquo;t let the cover fool you. The storyline is on the eerie side of the supernatural. Deborah Blumenthal gave me a powerful, unique story with a ghost, shaman, a beautiful romance and so much more. Blumenthal&rsquo;s style of writing in the third person pulled me into this story and wouldn't let go. I finished this novel in one day and I want more of Sirena and Pilot's beautiful story. Sirena is almost seventeen, and her parents are going through a divorce, which she&rsquo;s not thrilled about. She is sent to stay with her aunt Eillie in Rhode Island for the summer while her mom and dad sales their house in Texas. Sirena knew this divorce would bring changes, but it was just the beginning of the changes for Sirena&rsquo;s life. When she meets the gorgeous lifeguard Pilot, he will change her whole world. A world of ghosts and the shaman healers, and the mysterious boy she destined to love. The Lifeguard is the kind novel that I found myself saying, I wasn't expecting this deep of storyline and with Sirena and Pilot's hot and cold romance and the supernatural, The Lifeguard is definitely a book I would recommend as a surprising, great read.
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