FORMERLY SHARK GIRL 2013 Candlewick. This sequel to Shark Girl picks up right after the first book, and was written after many requests by readers for more of Jane's story.
CHOSEN FOR BANK STREET'S BEST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN LIST, 2014!
From KIRKUS: (starred review): "An absorbing, genuine and uplifting tale of a strong girl making difficult decisions."
From BOOKLIST: "In lyrical yet easy-to-read free verse, Jane weighs art and nursing as career choices with purpose, struggles with the public perception of her as a heroine and role model, and relishes the feelings of first love."
SHARK GIRL 2007, Candlewick
Publisher's Weekly (starred review): "Written in a series of poems, letters and journal entries, Bingham's novel strikes a delicate balance between shock story and emotive rant, and delivers a provocative portrait of one girl's journey following a near-fatal accident. Powerful without being maudlin or preachy...readers will come to empathize with Jane for her strength and brutal honesty."
School Library Journal: (starred review.) "Jane, 15, is smart, good-looking, and the best artist in her school. After a shark attack at a local beach results in the amputation of her right arm, nothing is the same. Bingham's free-verse novel neatly accommodates the teen's loss; her dreams, anger, and frustration are explored as she tries to adjust to new circumstances.This engaging read will entice enthusiastic and reluctant readers; the drama of the shark attack will hook them, and Jane's inner journey will hold them till the end."
Chosen for OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS
Nominated for: BEST BOOK FOR Young Adults
The Schneider Family Book Award
The Golden Sower Award
The Truman Award
Rebecca Caudill Award
Black-Eyed Susan Award
Florida Teen Book Award
South Dakota Teen Book Award
WINNER: Iowa Teen Choice Book Awards