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The Line TenderThe Line Tender is the story of Lucy the daughter of a marine biologist and a rescue diver and the summer that changes her life If she ever wants to lift the cloud of grief over her family and community she must complete the research her late mother began She must follow the sharksWherever the sharks led Lucy Everhart’s marine biologist mother was sure to follow In fact she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachuse. My grief for her was like a circle I always came around to missing her again The Line Tender resonated deeply with me right from the start The first time I saw the cover and read the book I somehow knew exactly what I was in for Not plotwise simply the overall feeling It's a sorrowful and hopeful uiet and ultimately tender storyAt the centre of the story is Lucy who loves her dad and misses her mum a marine biologist with a passion for sharks Her best friend Fred is the coolest guy on earth There is a moment when Lucy gets her first period so she runs across the street to Fred's house because he's got two older sisters and a mother that could help her out But Fred is home alone so he matter of factly hands her something against period pain and stays cool in a situation that would easily freak out any other boy that age and many adult men as well Anyway Lucy and Fred work on a project for school a field guide where they document all the living things they find around town especially on the beach Lucy is the artist; she studies the creature and draws it while Fred is responsible for the research; he adds all the necessary information And when a shark turns up at the coast Lucy's adventure is just beginningWhat struck me the most is that this book sends such a simple message without having to spell it out be kind Maybe that's just what I personally take away from it but it's there There is not a single person in this book that is unkind Even though there is grief and loss even though people make small and big mistakes every word and gesture carries kindness This sounds like utopia but it was exactly the right tone for the story People simply cared for one another and it filled my heart with warmthThis is such a great book for children and parents alike I would recommend it for kids age 10 because it does get uite complex at times but I know that they will love Lucy her friends and family just as much as I did Not only does it feature a myriad of role models like female scientists and artists it's also a touching story about friendship and loss Further it talks about anxiety and how it's okay to not always be okay AND you learn so many cool things about sharks I immediately wanted to watch shark documentaries and learn even about themThis book can't get any better but I still have to mention Xingye Jin who did the cover art and the illustrations inside the book I've only read an eGalley of the book which wasn't ideal when it came to the shark drawings but they were breathtaking Many thanks to Penguin Random House International for providing me with an eGalley in exchange for an honest review Find of my books on Instagram

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??meaningful” but no one can tell Lucy what it all meant To survive the fresh wave of grief Lucy must grab the line that connects her depressed father a stubborn fisherman and a curious old widower to her mother’s unfinished research If Lucy can find a way to help this unlikely uartet follow the sharks her mother loved she’ll finally be able to look beyond what she’s lost and toward what’s left to be discovered. Synopsis Lucy loses her marine biologist mom when she's young The summer she's 12 her best friend who happens to be a boy dies Which is pretty predictable And then there's sharks PLENTY OF SPOILERS AHEADThere was a lot that just didn't mesh up in this book for me First off the time period is very hazy At first I thought it was modern day and it's 100 pages in before we realize that it's all taking place in the mid '90s There's this weird this is what a real woman looks like conversation between Lucy and a friend that comes out of nowhere seriously they're just in a comic book store looking at comics and the friend tells Lucy Real women don't look like that Which first off I've always had issue with the REAL women discussion We're all REAL Anyway later on it's shown that this friend has kind of been an older sister figure to Lucy so this conversation makes sense but we don't have that info at the time of the convo at all and it feels very random Then there are callbacks to it throughout the book again even though it didn't seem very important or like the characters were dealing with some deep seated issues there Of course the big crux of the story was obviously going to be Fred dying Saw it coming from page 1 But it was a weird situation and I didn't get how it happened He jumped into the uarry came back up was fine and thengot trapped by a tree How did that happen And I also saw that they were going to end up together if he hadn't died except Lucy didn't So she's spending all this time trying to figure out what's happening and were they going to be than just friends and I'm like um duh girl Everyone knew that was going to happen Pretty dang obvious there Let's get back to the story Which isyou somehow need to find your mom's old study because of closure or something And everyone is treating the study as though it's this huge mystery to be solved whencouldn't you just READ it to figure out what she was proposing And then talk to the local other marine biologists to see if they'd heard of it because um they probably did and huh turns out that they've actually been working with it for years and it truly isn't a mystery and you took half the book to find out what they'd known all alongAnd you're weirdly terrified of sharks even though your mom obviously taught you plenty about how noble and magnificent they are and your mom didn't even die from being eaten by a shark so where'd this fear come fromMy copy was an ARC and maybe some of these concerns will be fixed in the final edition but here goes Some of the writing felt very disjointed like the writing didn't match up with what the author was intending to have happen or describe There's a scene where Lucy's having a conversation with Fred's mom; everything seems perfectly normal and then suddenly Lucy's sobbing Then the writing makes it seem like everything's back to normal And then she's crying Like the words and descriptions on the page didn't convey the entire scene the way it was playing out in the author's head I understand that grief manifests differently from person to person but this wasn't a grief thing It was a writing thing Also another scene she's looking for her dad who hollers that he's down in the basement She goes down into the basement And he's startled to see her there A lot of really bizarre similes it made a noise like a tub of Vaseline falling into the toilet the way strangers hang around useless like when someone has had a seizure in a grocery store The smell was pungent like opening a fridge that contained a rotting animal Very descriptive but these are coming from our 12 year old narrator How many 12 year olds have seen multiple people have seizures in a grocery store Or opened fridges with rotting animals insideIt had a very sweet ending but the whole rest of the b

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READ & DOWNLOAD The Line Tender î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç The Line Tender is the story of Lucy the daughter of a marine biologist and a rescue diver and the summer that changes her life If she ever wants to lift the cloud of grief over her family and community she must complete the research her late mother began She mTts preparing to swim with a Great White when she died suddenly Lucy was eight Since then Lucy and her father have done OK thanks in large part to her best friend Fred and a few close friends and neighbors But June of her twelfth summer brings than the end of school and a heat wave to sleepy Rockport On one steamy day the tide brings a Great White and then another tragedy cutting short a friendship everyone insists was ?. First of all a confession I tend to run the other way with tender poignant and grief in books for any age especially if they are or less contemporary That said I'd heard such praise for this title that I knew I had to read it And having done so I completely understand the enthusiasm while also having to say it still wasn't for me The book is uiet reflective introspective full of small moments and long long long I realize that when I do fall for this sort of book I tend to appreciate tighter and shorter a good example being Kevin Henkes' Sweeping the Heart also out this year Both authors are exploring grief both books are melancholy but while this one feels just too much for me mind you Henkes' feels just right So there you are