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Morgan didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive--first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan can't move on. She can't even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she's underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school. When it seems Morgan can't hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside. Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 23mm | 363g
  • New York
  • English
  • 0374368864
  • 9780374368869
  • 1,408,489

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"Debut author Reichardt smartly reveals the source of Morgan's agoraphobia-- a school shooting--very gradually, which, along with the sweet romance with Evan, urges the plot forward. Morgan's... story of growth and redemption will be rewarding for readers who love character-driven novels." "Booklist"
"""Part problem novel, part romance, Reichardt s debut never becomes melodramatic, even when there is plenty of drama. The main character s emotional growth and healing, her work with her psychologist, and even her changing role in her unusual family dynamics never feel contrived. Readers will enjoy the emotional balance Reichardt gives to the high stakes conflicts in a teen s life." "School Library Journal"
"""A moving, reflective exploration of grief, trauma, and how individuals find their paths toward resilience." "Kirkus Reviews "
"""Debut author Reichardt doesn t oversimplify: Morgan isn t saved by love; rather, new neighbor Evan reminds her of life and what it s like to have a friend. As Evan, who has his own connection to the shooting, tells her, what he likes about Morgan is that she s real, and that s exactly what readers will appreciate about this book." "Publishers Weekly," starred review"
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About Marisa Reichardt

Marisa Reichardt lives in Southern California with her family.
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2,301 ratings
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3 21% (478)
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