Friday, July 4, 2014

Girl Overboard by Aimee Ferris

Summary from Goodreads:

Swimsuit: check. Flip-flops: check. scuba gear: check. leaving behind a longtime boyfriend: not so easy. Marina has been waiting her whole life to get out on the open sea. And now that she's studying abroad on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, her dreams are finally coming true. she loves the feel of the sun on her face, the sand between her toes, and the island music swaying over her. And even better, she's getting hands-on marine biology experience swimming alongside dolphins in the Bahamas, sharks in the bay islands, and sea turtles in the Dominican Republic! but while her experiences tell her she's in exactly the right place, her boyfriend wants her home in Vermont. And her distractingly cute Aussie boatmate couldn't disagree more. As the island heat rises, Marina must decide once and for all where her heart is--on land or at sea.
Girl Overboard is part of the S.A.S.S. series (Students Across the Seven Seas). I have read a handful of the books from this series and I like them but now that I've read one for review, I look at them differently. This book is definitely just a filler book while I find something to read next. What I noticed in Girl Overboard (that I'm pretty sure the other books do as well) is that there is so much text and dialogue about what the students are learning (marine life in this one) that we don't get to really learn about the characters! We get a feel for our MC's problems but then when she resolves them, it's like how did she really get there? I would've loved for the book to be longer so that we can get more but these books are perfect for middle schoolers and younger teens!

Rating: 5/10


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