The setting of this book is in Hawaii, and the main character is Jane. She got her arm bitten off by a shark while she was swimming in about 4 feet of water at the beach. After the attack Jane was in a coma for about 10 days and is lucky to be alive. Jane is very embarrassed of her arm stub after the attack and is having a hard time with life. This is a story of the ups and downs of having something drastic happen in a person's life. Is Jane able to come to terms with this new reality?
I liked the realistic element of the story. Another thing I liked was that the story was written in verse format, so it was a short read. I liked how it included news articles and letters from people who were inspired by Jane’s story.
This book is good for children in 4th grade all the way through 7th or 8th grade. There are a couple of swear words in the book, but nothing to be worried about.
I liked this book a lot and I would suggest it to anyone!