A coming-of-age novel that depicts the challenges of the sixteen-year-old super surfer Anna Dugan as she struggles with a serial dating mom, the flush of first love, and an acute shyness. A series of events are set in motion that will change Anna's life forever; events that raise difficult questions about love, honesty, betrayal, and family ties.
|Publisher:||Regal House Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
The daughter of a Merchant Marine and a Rockaway beach babe, Alice Kaltman’s life has always been ocean-centric. Now when she’s not in the water she writes about surfers, mermaids, and other odd balls. In addition to Wavehouse, Alice is the author of the short fiction collection Staggerwing. Alice’s work can also be read in numerous journals, magazines and fiction anthologies. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Montauk, New York where she swims, surfs and writes; weather and waves permitting.
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Wavehouse based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
You might live miles from the beach and never even seen a surfboard in real life (forget "Gidget"), but after reading Alice Kaltman's delightful new young adult novel, WAVEHOUSE, you may be tempted to grab a board and paddle out beyond the break in order to experience first-hand the lyrical world and ambiance of surfing she describes so eloquently in rich, powerful language. The settings are detailed and vivid; she obviously knows whereof she writes. The voice of the narrator, Anna, is spot-on for a shy, artistic teenager who feels surfing is her way to joy and contentment, as opposed to what awaits her on land, except for her architectural drawings of wavehouses. Anna says, "Waves were my watery companions occupying the deepest and most special pocket." Anna's humorous, self-deprecating voice, all of the characterizations, and the enjoyable plot threads are subtly and thoroughly developed at a perfect pace. Readers who enjoy coming-of-age novels, wit and humor in writing, and YouTube-worthy descriptions of the ocean and surfing in all its glory will definitely enjoy this wonderful read. I was sorry to have to say goodbye to all the characters I had come to care about deeply. Well-done, Ms. Kaltman! Surf's up!