Format:
Book
Author:
Luurtsema, Nat, author.
Title:
Goldfish / Nat Luurtsema.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
Description:
234 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
After a young swimmer's dreams come to a screeching halt, she finds new, unlikely (boy) friends and a side of herself that she didn't know existed, in this hilarious YA debut. Louise Brown dreams of qualifying for the Olympics. Her swimming times are well above her fellow swimmers. And then she fails miserably. As in dead last. Lou doesn't really know who she is now. Her days at school are spent being ignored by her sister and teased by popular girls. Then Lou finds herself agreeing to coach three popular boys--one of whom she clicks with--who are training to compete as synchronized swimmers. Together the boys and Lou form a unique friendship (once they get past that whole ignoring-her-in-the-halls thing) and are hopeful that they can nab a chance at stardom. Nat Luurtsema has created a laugh-out-loud story of what happens when everything you thought you ever wanted disappears, leaving you to find a way to keep your head above water.
Target Audience Note:
12-19. Brodart
7-12. Brodart
Subjects:
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Swimming -- Fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Swimming -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Social systems -- Fiction.
Recreation -- Fiction.
Notes:
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, June 01, 2016
Horn Book, May 01, 2016
Publishers Weekly, April 11, 2016
School Library Journal, April 01, 2016
ISBN:
9781250089182
1250089182
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
1663038
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
Copies at all libraries:
7
Copies at your local library:
8