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Soul Surfer

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Author:  Bethany Hamilton

They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing-not even the loss of her arm-could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark's stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: "Get to the beach...." And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was "When can i surf again?" it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story-a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.

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May 18,2017
Jun 24,2016

Book Review - Soul Surfer

Title: Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Author: Bethany Hamilton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publication Date: 2004

 Soul Surfer is a true story about a girl called Bethany, who is a passionate surfer, when one day her arm is bitten off by a shark. This story is about how she keeps her dream of becoming a professional surfer alive even through all of the challenges she had to face along the way.  

 I really enjoyed this book because it was really inspiring and easy to read. In this book it was really interesting to learn about how she overcame losing her arm. 

 I think Bethany Hamilton wrote this book to share her story of what happened to her and how she still continued to conquer her dreams even through the challenges she faced along the way.  

I would definitely recommend reading this book to people between the ages of 10-15 because it is really inspirational and it one of my favourite books because it shows how you can overcome any thing with determination and faith.

Nov 19,2013

Soul Surfer By Bethny Hamilton

Soul surfer is a great book for younger readers looking for adventure. Soul surfer is a very sad and moving book because Bethany Hamilton is telling us about her story and what had happened on the day of the shark attack. This is one of my favorite  books because it is a true story. I also love it how it pulls you in. I just cant put that book down. I recommended that you should read it.

Mar 25,2013

I love this book! It is Awesome! It is written by Bethany Hamilton herself and is about her shark attack and what she went through. I reccomend this book to kids 10+ because it is a bit grusome.

Jul 28,2012

Soul surfer,

The message I took from this book was how brave and amazing the characters are, it’s also a biography so knowing that it had actually happened made it even more interesting to read.

I would recommend this book to others because it’s a type of book you can’t stop reading. I don’t really enjoy reading but the book Soul Surfer drew my attention, there are so many emotions you have through out reading this book.

The big idea or theme of this book is about a young girl having a massive down side in her life that almost wrecks her carrier, she becomes famous and one of the most known person. There was even a movie about her massive accident, which made her even more famous with lots of interviews.

The most developed character in the book is a young girl called Bethany Hamilton as well as her strong family, Her qualities she has are how determined she is and certain about everything, her family qualities are being loving, caring and also very supportive.

In one of her interviews she says a very famous type of quote. Interviewer, “Bethany, do you ever think you’ll be able to surf again?” Bethany, “think? I know I’ll surf again.” This was an amazing interview just because of what she said.

Bethany Got a whole bunch of fan mail and one of the letters she received made her feel very special, It was about a young boy with only one leg. Letter, “You inspired me so I tried out for the school soccer team.”

“Sometimes bad things happened to us for a reason” Said by Bethany’s teacher.

The Scariest part of the book is how she describes her attack, its very frightening.

You will have to read the book to find more information, its very detailed and an amazing story.


Jun 05,2012

Sole surf is a true story about a girl that was surfing one day and a shark bit her arm. She had to get it amputated and was really sad so she stopped surfing. Eventually she got back on her board and was winning all of her competitions.

My favourite part of the book is when she does not give up. This is a really inspiring story.

I think this book is the best book ever.


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