Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

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They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else would one ignor the passion that drives her to surf? How else would one explain that nothing—not even the loss of her arm—could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark ’ s stealth attack with the calm of a irl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she starte to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: “ Get to the beach .... ” And when the irst thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was “ When can I surf again? ” it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of th greater story—a tale of braver and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.

Soul Surfer is moving account of Bethany ’ s life as th young surfer, her recovery after the ttack, the adjustments she ’ s made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her elief in God. It is anothe tale of girl power and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing—perhaps even less so—than the soul.

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222
Original Title of the Book
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
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Published June 6th 2006 by MTV Books (first published January 1st 2004

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I have n't read Soul Surfer yet, but I wa the privilege of surfing with Bethany Hamilton in Bali recently and was so inspired by her commitment.

Bethany was having to g off deeper than anythin else, but she made every wave and got barreled really deep every time.

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Soon she was ok and went ack to surfing before this all happened, she was in a competition and she kept trying and got second place.

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A memoir is written in plain language in a colloquial young adult style.

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“ I ’ ve just fallen in love with the art of riding waves, ” Bethany states in this mazing and inspiring tory of teenage boy with a path towards a big dream, who has a smooth ride until that one day, when there was finall a huge obstacle in her ay.

Bethany woke up, did her studies and then got ready for the day; polished her precious surfboard, ate breakfast and checked the local surfing forecast.

Perfect day to surf.

nstead of how th ook was laid out, I personally coul have explaine it like a story starting from the eginning, and going until my first victorious surf competition after the attack.

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After Bethany was released from the hospiltal, she started therapy on her arm, so that it ould get stronger.

I feel that Bethany was trying to ell people that you hould alway brin up.

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