For Grace Parker, surfing is all about the ride and the moment. When she drops into a perfect wave, Grace can forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can’t reciprocate, no matter how tempting. She can forget the trouble she faces at home, where her parents pressure... show more
For Grace Parker, surfing is all about the ride and the moment. When she drops into a perfect wave, Grace can forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can’t reciprocate, no matter how tempting. She can forget the trouble she faces at home, where her parents pressure her to be impossibly perfect. She can forget how badly she wants a surf scholarship to UC San Diego. Signing up for her first surf competition, Grace has just one summer to train and impress the university scouts who will be judging the comp. But summer is about more than just big waves. As romances ignite and her feelings for Ford threaten to reach the point of no return, Grace must face the biggest challenges of her life. This summer, everything changes. Praise:“A compelling and atmospheric story of love and friendship—two young people try to catch the perfect wave? and figure out where they belong.”—Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Eternal
Publish date: May 8th 2013
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
When I picked up this book, I expected a light summer read about surfing. It turned out to be much more than that. For better or for worse, it turned out to be an issues book. Grace has a lot of trouble with her parents at home, and family to her doesn't quite mean safety and security. As much as su...
What I wanted I didn’t get. What I got, I didn’t expect. It was the cover. Maybe. Yes, that cover had me thinking if not summer fun and friends and what not. Except, the fun was nowhere in sight here…. as we witnessed one depressing thing, and then one frustrating secret revealed from her side of t...
More reviews on Maji BookshelfRiptide's synopsis doesn't promise that it will be a light read, so I don't understand why readers are complaining on how misleading the book was. Just because the book is set in the summer, and the beach, doesn't mean it will be light. I loved every single page of Ript...
3.5 starsI love picking up books where you go into them expecting a light summery read, but you’re left ending up with a deep emotionally overwhelming story.Surfing is Grace’s thing, it’s always been something she’s good at. So with a big surfing tournament around the corner and well known scouts ru...