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Girl out of Water by Nat Luurtsema

I am Lou Brown: Social Outcast, Precocious Failure, 5’11” and STILL GROWING.

I should be at Olympics swim-training camp right now but it was my (speedy) best friend Hannah who got in.

Cool! Cool! That’s cool! [*Cries*]

One minute I’m masterminding Operation: Make Friends, barely keeping my head above water, the next I’m training three boys too cool to talk to me in a sport I’d made up. In a fish tank. In an aquarium.

My life has gone weird very quickly.

A thoroughly British teen comedy starring a hilariously flawed heroine with a quip for every occasion – perfect for fans of Holly Smale, Holly Bourne, Caitlin Moran and Sophie Kinsella.

My thoughts
I read this book super fast a few weeks back andreally enjoyed it staying up late to finish it. It's quite funny and I loved all the characters.

Lou is in a really funny place having just missed out on her dream to train for the olympics and is thrown back into the world without being able to carry on doing the thing that has consumed all of her free time. I really felt for her as she tried to find her place in the world without the one thing she loved and without the people she had previously spent all her time with. A particular shout out needs to go to the parents in this book who I loved. All too often parents are absent in YA or horrible and I loved that the parents in this book were both present and lovely.

The story itself has a lovely pace and is funny and quirky and I thoroughly enjoyed it.