On a normal day at the beach, 15 year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim, when everything changed. Now she's spending the rest of her teen years with one arm, being called “Shark Girl”, and all her family and friends are gushing over her. And when passing on the street or in the hallway, people look at her differently. What is more to come? And in the midst of it all, she almost loses a friend, her brother goes off to college, and the worst of all, she can’t pursue her dream of being a professional artist. But with help from her mom, her hospital friend Justin, her brother, her doctors, and her friends, she realizes that she is still a normal girl, and nothing can change who she is inside.
This book was very well written. It tells a sad but heartwarming story, and I hope it encourages kids like Jane that even when you have a disability, it doesn't mean you have to give up. And even if you don’t have a disability, maybe you just look down on yourself and think you can’t do something, but just remember that you can. I recommend this book to anyone ages 11 and up, just make sure you feel comfortable with reading gory, tragic books.