UNDERWATER by MARISA REICHARDT is a powerful story of tragedy, recovery, and reconnection with the world.
After a traumatic experience, Morgan is unable to leave her apartment. With the help of a new neighbor, a therapist, and her family, she begins to takes slow steps into the outside world. Along the way, she learns to forgive others and herself.
The author effectively peels away the layers of Morgan’s life-altering experience to reveal the tragic story behind her agoraphobia.
Librarians will find that readers enjoy the realistic, contemporary story with a hint of romance. This character-driven young adult novel draws attention to a variety of issues from PTSD to school shootings making it a timely choice for today’s teen audience.
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Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan on January 12, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.