Nothing really bad has ever happened to Birdie. And she hates it! She needs drama, angst, torment-something to provide fodder for the amazing book she wants to write. When her parents take a yearlong sabbatical to the Caribbean, she gets her wish....
Morgan is a child of the sea. Raised by nomadic Norwegian parents who encouraged her to chart her own course, and filled with sorrow after the water claims her older sister, she attempts to create a new life for herself in the warm waters of the tropics. But before she can do that, she needs papers that will keep the Coast Guard away, And there's only one person she knows who can help her. Tricky Nicky. Morgan knows he's a shyster. But what she doesn't know is that he's a maniacal killer.
Told in alternating points of view, Deep is a riveting story that will pull readers into its depths.
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"I live in Oregon, I’m an only child, and I’m awesome. You probably know me: My name is Birdie Sidwell." "I live at sea, I am alone, and I am awestruck. You do not know me: my name is Morgan Bera." In alternating voices, two wildly different girls share the story of one incredible adventure in Susanna Vance’s quirky, absorbing follow-up to her 2001 original debut, Sights. Spectacularly spoiled 13-year-old Birdie is the treasured only child of older, academic parents who have decided to take a year off from their hectic schedules to travel the Caribbean. Somber 17-year-old Morgan has been raised on the ocean by a pair of unconventional Norwegian sailors, who have of late surrendered to the siren call of alcoholism as consolation for the accidental drowning of Morgan’s older sister. These two opposites, light and dark, shallow and deep, come together when naive Birdie is kidnapped by a charming but utterly ruthless modern-day pirate named Nicholas. Only Morgan, with her folkloric knowledge of the sea, guided by the spirit of her dead sister, has the intuition and wisdom to save Birdie. It will take all of Morgan’s intelligence, paired with Birdie’s charisma, to overcome Nicholas’s murderous intentions and bring the girls home. Susanna Vance’s delightfully eccentric brand of storytelling is a cross between Dorothy Parker and Monty Python, with a little Faulkner southern gothic thrown in. At once bizarrely strange and warmly familiar, Deep will continue to resound with teen readers long after the last page is turned. (Ages 12 to 15) --Jennifer HubertAbout the Author:
Susanna Vance lives in the rainy Northwest, in a little yellow house on a hill above a river. Her short stories have appeared in many literary publications. Her writing is known for its dark humor, quirky characters, and strong voice.
Vance’s novel Deep, is a tale of two spirited girls from very different worlds, whose lives are changed forever when they collide in a dark and perilous adventure. Deep has been nominated by the American Library Association for Best Book for Young Adults 2004.
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Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0440238420
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0440238420