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Soul Surfer

A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Hamilton, Bethany

(Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Soul Surfer
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Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Not even the loss of her arm keeps her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books ; MTV Books, c2004
ISBN: 0743499220
1416503463
9781439165799
Branch Call Number: GV838.H36 A3 2004
Characteristics: xxiii, 213 p. :,col. ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bundschuh, Rick 1951-�. -
Berk, Sheryl

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213 p. (Gr 8-10) After surfer Bethany loses her arm in a shark attack, she fights back to surf again.


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Dec 23, 2014
  • karen9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As a fourteen year old, Bethany is probably one of the most amazing individuals I know. A truly inspiring story that captures our attention and allow us to look at life from a new standpoint. Sometimes things happen to good people, and we question why is life is so unfair? Truly, there is no answer. Amazing Race is where I heard of Bethany and realized her story. She explores her journey through recovery and hard times to begin her surfing journey. What makes this story so strong is that it's a true story and that it took her a long time to recover but she never gave up. It really helps motivates individuals when we encounter problems in life when we feel we can't overcome it, whether it's a small or bigger problem. It's a must read, a life changing story.

Aug 02, 2014
  • sdceng1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is very inspiring. This is better than the movie , and ive read it more than once .

Sep 23, 2013
  • piggypoo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Better than the movie... Almost unbelievable. Incredible

Sep 11, 2013

I love bethany because even though her arm got bitten by a shark she manage to get back in the water .And also the surfing that she loves the most

Jul 20, 2012
  • DaisyCosh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love Bethany Hamilton! I love her story. I thought it was a wonderful true story about her getting back on the board and keep trying.
Nice job Bethany!

Jul 11, 2012

Although I haven't read the book, I saw the movie. One of the best things about the movie is that, as you see with the home video footage they show during the credits, they took actually moments (example: Bethany's brother helping her put her hair up) and re-filmed it with the actors. Bethany Hamilton is so inspirational! If you just heard about her, you mightnot even believe it was true. It's amazing what happened to her, and how well she recovered. Go Bethany!

Apr 23, 2012

love this book its inspiring..love the movie too!! (James O'connor's awesome)

Apr 20, 2012

Just watched the movie..WOW, cant wait to read the book :)

Mar 05, 2012
  • Kaitlyn E Clarke rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Soul surfer is a very inspirational book and I reccomend this to every girl (and boy)

Nov 16, 2011
  • SilverSparrow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. Bethany is one of my role models- she's an amazing Christian girl! Yes, it's the same as the movie but has all the brilliant Christian stuff! I love Bethany's story- it's amazing and it inspires me!
I'm reading this again (I've read it many times before the movie too) and looooove it! It has been reprinted so that there are new pictures and stuff... Great.
The thing I DONT like is that it's not Bethany on the cover. :P

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Jul 24, 2012
  • DaisyCosh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bethany Hamilton learns to do things without her arm after she is attacked by a shark while surfing and about her recovery that ultimately leads to her getting back on her surfboard.

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