BOOKS

NOVELS

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."

SHARK GIRL:

 

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

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