Best Teen & Young Adult Water Sports Fiction Books

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1. Girl out of Water

Author: by Laura Silverman
368 pages

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Fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen will fall in love with this good book for teen girls about finding yourselfand finding lovein unexpected places. Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can’t wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends.

Santa Cruz is more than her homeit’s her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins. Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be.

Sure, she loves her family, but it’s hard to put her past behind her when she’s living in the childhood house of her runaway mother, who has dropped in and out of her life since birth. And with every photo and text, her friends back home feel further away.

Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who dares her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Anise isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.

2. Swallows and Amazons

Author: by Arthur Ransome
David R. Godine, Publisher
352 pages

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Friendship, resourcefulness, adventures! Here’s the classic tale of two families of children who band together against a common foe: an uncle who claims he’s too busy for his nieces. The Walker children (John, Susan, Titty and Roger) are on school holiday in the Lake District and are sailing a borrowed catboat named Swallow, when they meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail the boat, Amazon.

The children camp together on Wild Cat Island where a plot is hatched against the Blackett’s Uncle Jim who is too busy writing his memoirs to be disturbed. Fireworksliterallyensue along with a dangerous contest, a run-in with houseboat burglars, and the theft of Uncle Jim’s manuscript.

How all this is resolved makes for an exciting and very satisfying story. Uncle Jim ends up apologizing for missing his nieces’ adventures all summerthankfully, readers won’t miss a thing. Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series has stood the test of time.

More than just great stories, each one celebrates independence and initiative with a colorful, large cast of characters. Like the entire series that follows, this book is for children or grownups, anyone captivated by a world of adventure and imagination, exploring and setting sail.

3. Hate Notes: A Sweet Enemies to Lovers Young Adult Romance (Lakeview Prep Book 1)

Author: by Gracie Graham
June 26, 2021

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Topher Elliot is high school royalty. The king of Lakeview prep.You know the type.Disgustingly rich.Blond-haired. Eyes the color of a clear, blue sky. And muscles for days. He also happens to be enemy #1, the bane of my existence.

Only, now my scholarship is in jeopardy and, like the peasant I am, I must tutor the king himself if I want to graduate. Still, if I have to be around him, I might as well make it worth my while.

So I send him a scathing text, telling him exactly what I think about him. But he mistakes me for someone else. That’s when I hatch a plan: get dirt on the king, and watch his reign crumble. It’s about time someone made the king come tumbling down.

4. Just One Kiss (The First Loves Book 1)

Author: by Maggie Dallen
June 9, 2021

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Who knew one kiss could cause so much trouble? Now these lifelong enemies will have to work together to set the story straightand try not to kill each other while they’re at it.Just one Kiss. That’s all it’s supposed to be.

A dare is issued, a challenge accepted, and now these rivals have to kiss.No biggie, right? Except it becomes a big deal when Mara’s crush finds out and now she needs Ryan’s help to make things right. But Ryan has issues of his own.And those issues?

They require the help of a girl.Preferably Mara. After all, everyone already believes they’ve kissed. Why not let them think she’s his girlfriend too?

5. Whale Talk

Author: by Chris Crutcher
Greenwillow Books
352 pages

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A truly exceptional book. Washington PostThere’s bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team. The bad news is that they don’t have a pool. The good news is that only one of them can swim anyway.

Bestselling author Chris Crutcher’s controversial and acclaimed novel follows a group of outcasts as they take on inequality and injustice in their high school. “Crutcher’s superior gifts as a storyteller and his background as a working therapist combine to make magic in Whale Talk.

The thread of truth in his fiction reminds us that heroes can come in any shape, color, ability or size, and friendship can bridge nearly any divide.Washington PostT.J. Jones hates the blatant preferential treatment jocks receive at his high school, and the reverence paid to the varsity lettermen.

When he sees a member of the wrestling team threatening an underclassman, T.J. Decides he’s had enough. He recruits some of the biggest misfits at Cutter High to form a swim team. They may not have very much talent, but the All-Night Mermen prove to be way more than T.J.Anticipated.

6. Geese Are Never Swans

Author: by Eva Clark
ISBN: 978-1949520057
Published at: Granity Studios; 1st edition (July 21, 2020)

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Packed full of emotion…. An influential read with a powerful message. BooklistWhether goose or swan, I have wings.And I’ll fly. Gus’s life is about one thingswimming. And he knows that the only coach in town who can get him to the Olympics is Coach Marks.

So it seems like a simple plan: convince Coach Marks to train him, and everything from there on in is just hard work. Gus has never been afraid of hard work. But there are a few complications. For one thing, Coach Marks was Danny’s coach.

Danny, Gus’s brother, committed suicide after failing to make the national swimming teama big step on the way to the Olympics. And for another, Gus and Danny didn’t exactly get along; Gus never liked living in Danny’s shadow. A shadow that has grown even bigger since his death.

In this powerful novel about the punishing and the healing nature of sports, Gus’s rage threatens to swallow him at every turn. He’s angry at his brother, his mother, his coach …Even himself. But as he works toward his goal and through his feelings, Gus does everything he can to channel this burning intensity into excelling at the sport that he and Danny both loved, and finds solace in the same place he must face his demons: in the water.

7. Into the Vortex: A Tale of Resiliency

Author: by John Poidevant
174 pages

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The engaging adventure novel to support social and emotional learning for our youth todayThe scene was chaotic on the shore of the Opa River. A young woman darted from her kayak and raced to a large boulder along the riverbank.

She stopped abruptly and shifted her gaze up the river. A boy in a yellow life jacket was heading her way, adrift in the middle of a raging rapid that was flowing directly toward a large, undercut boulder. Her expression was deadly serious as she retrieved the end of the rope from her rescue bag.

She would have one chance to save him, and she knew her throw had to be perfect. The water struck the boulder with such force that spray was thrust skyward, creating a dark and threatening mood on the river. As the boy neared the large boulder, he shifted his legs to try to fend off the rock.

The rope arched skyward on a perfect trajectory and the yellow bag landed directly in his hands. What happened next was surreal to everyone who witnessed the events on the river that fateful day.

8. Everything I Thought I Knew

Author: by Shannon Takaoka
320 pages

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A teenage girl wonders if she’s inherited more than just a heart from her donor in this compulsively readable debut. Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during cross-country practice and is told that she needs a new heart, all her careful preparations are laid to waste.

Eight months after her transplant, everything is different. Stuck in summer school with the underachievers, all she wants to do now is grab her surfboard and hit the waveswhich is strange, because she wasn’t interested in surfing before her transplant.

(It doesn’t hurt that her instructor, Kai, is seriously good-looking. And that’s not all that’s strange. There’s also the vivid recurring nightmare about crashing a motorcycle in a tunnel and memories of people and places she doesn’t recognize. Is there something wrong with her head now, too, or is there another explanation for what she’s experiencing?

As she searches for answers, and as her attraction to Kai intensifies, what she learns will lead her to question everything she thought she knewabout life, death, love, identity, and the true nature of reality.

9. No Barriers (The Young Adult Adaptation): A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

Author: by Erik Weihenmayer
St. Martin's Griffin
240 pages

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2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist in the Creative Nonfiction and National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) A beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling authorErik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life.

As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what’s possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals.

This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik’s most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer.

10. Swim That Rock

Author: by John Rocco
304 pages

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Steeped in atmosphere and rich in detail, this adventure captures the salt in the air as well as the omnipresent ticking deadline. Publishers WeeklyWhen his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever.

But forever or not, it’s up to Jake to pay the loan sharks threatening to repossess his family’s diner. Scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn’t easy in Narragansett Bay, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake’s determination and hard work may just be enough to save the family business.

11. Playing Hooky with the Hottie (How to Catch a Crush Book 3)

Author: by Maggie Dallen
August 5, 2020

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When I go swimming, I am no different from anyone else. Everyone is deaf underwater. Demi swims to forget her problems. The mess she’s made with Jules, the only guy who seems to understand her. Being ignored by her old friends while she tries to fit in at a new school.

And how hard it is to adjust to being deafespecially when her family keep acting like she isn’t. Then Demi meets Ethan, who doesn’t seem to care that she’s different. But she can’t hear what his friends are whispering about her.

Can Demi trust himor is she out of her depth?

13. Breath Like Water

Author: by Anna Jarzab
Inkyard Press
416 pages

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Susannah Ramos has always loved the water. A swimmer whose early talent made her a world champion, Susannah was poised for greatness in a sport that demands so much of its young. But an inexplicable slowdown has put her dream in jeopardy, and Susannah is fighting to keep her career afloat when two important people enter her life: a new coach with a revolutionary training strategy, and a charming fellow swimmer named Harry Matthews.

As Susannah begins her long and painful climb back to the top, her friendship with Harry blossoms into passionate and supportive love. But Harry is facing challenges of his own, and even as their bond draws them closer together, other forces work to tear them apart.

As she struggles to balance her needs with those of the people who matter most to her, Susannah will learn the costand the beautyof trying to achieve something extraordinary.”Expansive, romantic, and powerful, Breath Like Water is a novel for any young person who faced doubt and discovered in those murky depths not just strength, but grace.” Gayle Forman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and I Have Lost My Way

14. Fight Like a Tomboy (Tomboys Like Us Book 1)

Author: by Stephanie Street

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A tomboy.Her sworn enemy. And a summer swim camp with 40 tweens. What could possibly go wrong?Jared Oliver. Just hearing his name makes me want to scream! He thinks he’s all that, but I know better. He’s just an arrogant jerk, and I want nothing to do with him.

Hopefully, now that we’ve graduated, I’ll never have to see him again.Wrong.Kelly Harris. I’ve been crushing hard on the super-hot tomboy since the day I met her. Too bad she hates my guts. I don’t even know what I did to make her feel that way.

I’d had an entire school year to change her mind about me andnothing. She still cringes at the very sight of me. I guess she’ll always be the one that got away.Or will she? What happens when Kelly and Jared get thrown together one last time?

Can Jared finally prove he’s not the jerk Kelly thinks he is? Find out in Fight Like a Tomboy. Other books in the Tomboy world:Fight Like a Tomboy (Kelly’s story)Tomboy Crazy for My Brother’s Best Friend (Natalie’s story)The Trouble with Tomboys: Play to Win (Jordan’s story)The Dangers of Dating a Diva: Kissing the Shy Guy (Jenna’s story)

15. Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks, 8)

Author: by Miranda Kenneally
304 pages

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352 pages

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