Girl Underwater

Girl Underwater

An adventurous debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer’s harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her—only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness.

Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really.

That all changes when Avery’s red-eye home for Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and Colin Shea, who happens to be her teammate. Colin is also the only person in Avery’s college life who challenged her to swim her own events, to be her own person—something she refused to do. Instead she’s avoided him since the first day of freshman year. But now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could’ve imagined.

In the wilderness, the concept of survival is clear-cut. Simple. In the real world, it’s anything but.

Title:Girl Underwater
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525954934
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    Girl Underwater Reviews

  • Elyse  Walters

    Update: $1.99 Kindle special today. I read this book when it first came out --about a year ago I think. I picked it --because I was excited to see a new Bay Area author 'pop' up in the scene --and was...

  • Diane S ?

    All Avery wanted to do, all she has trained for is competitive swimming. Coming back, the plane she is on goes down in the Rockies Mountains, with a fellow swimmer and Olympic hopeful Colin. They surv...

  • Mollie

    Oh man, this one was a doozy. Not an emotionally intense doozy, a how-was-this-published doozy. If nothing else, it firmly solidifies the fact that I should never, ever be in charge of any book group ...

  • Jennifer

    ★★★★½I have watched my fair share of movies featuring an airplane crash, Castaway and The Grey being ones that have affected me the most as a viewer. Those scenes and their aftermath scared m...

  • Jennifer Lane

    Unreached PotentialSports romance is one of my favorite genres, and swimming my favorite sport. I swam in college, and the sport has been a huge part of my life, influencing my personality, friends, a...

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)

    "Of course not, I want to scream. That day was all of my worst fears wrapped into one harrowing moment of fear, pain and loss. It was about my old life and the new, the before and the after. Before...

  • Carol

    This "new adult" debut novel by Claire Kells tells a story of survival resulting from a plane crash, the effects of PTSD and the romance and friendships that slowly develop afterward. While there were...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    4.5*The first thing you need to know about this book: It isn't as much a story of survival as it is a story about surviving survival. Yes, the aftermath of the plane crash is a big part of the story,...

  • Carolyn

    This is a terrific debut novel about what it means to be a survivor and to struggle to return to a normal life after a traumatic event.Nineteen year old Avery Delacorte, a member of an elite swim team...

  • Susan's Reviews

    What a great read! I felt like this was actually happening - it had such a ring of truth to it. Avery, Colin and three helpless little boys are plunged into a terrifying ordeal: we know they survive i...