novel in verse
After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family Member Death; Single Parent; Physical Disability; single mother; death of father; amputation; amputee
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008 Age (12 and up) Distinguished Books, 2007 Fiction Kids Reading List, 2008 Age (12 and up) Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008 Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2007 School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2007 Senior High Core Collection Supplement to the Seventeenth Edition 2008, 2008 Iowa Teen Award, 2011, Winner South Dakota Teen Choice Award, 2010, Runner Up, Middle School
interpersonal relations; self-acceptance; shark attack; friendships; family relations; artists; high school; loss; change; adolescence; new experience; people with disabilities; determination
Bingham, Kelly, "Shark Girl" (2010). Diverse Families. 2053.