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This is a story about a family who embark on a sea change moving from Melbourne to the coastal city of Newcastle. It’s about the crazy impact this move has on the kids in the family, Ella and Creaky, and the resilience of young people to handle change. Ella is fifteen and finds herself in a new town having to start all over again leaving behind a full and happy life complete with best friend and boyfriend. In Newcastle, Ella doesn't know who to be or what to do but she slowly starts to make new friends. A dancer for most of her young life, Ella is thrown into a new world where surfing is the city’s obsession and she takes it on with all the joy of a new challenge. Through Ella’s newfound love of the sea, we learn a few secrets about her mum's controversial past as a gun surfer. Above all, this is a story about family and love and the secrets we keep. It's a book about girls doing things. Through Ella, we are infected with a passion for dance and surfing.
i absolutely love the first and second paragraphs. i could really relate to it and it just sucks you in really quickly. you also feel for the characters in this book. id love to read more by this author.
Surf Ache is a great book which relates a lot to a teenagers life. It's an exciting, easy to read and fun novel suitable for all ages. It is a great way to get children into surfing and find out about what its like to live near a beach.
Surf ache is a book about a girl called Ella who is in year nine and 15. She lived in Melbourne, and is a Ballet dancer she has won many comps and trains all week with her teacher Miss Veronica... Her mum got a job in Newcastle so she had to move away from her dance school her friends and her boyfriend. When she got to Newcastle and didn’t have any friends apart from her sister “creeky.” She worked at the kiosk at the beach and met a girl, they became friends, Her friend showed her where the school dance classes where held and the best ballet school in town. Ella found out that her friend knew how to surf , and Ella ended up to be a natural goffy footer. She could surf straight away, and She found her love for surfing as well as dancing. The author sucks you in to the book and you want to keep reading it.