Review: Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

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Summary:

Morgan didn’t mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive-first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan can’t move on. She can’t even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she’s underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school. When it seems Morgan can’t hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside. Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.


My Thoughts:

I have been telling so many people about Underwater and I plan to order it for my library this semester, so….just know that it’s good! It released yesterday, so check it out soon!

I found myself constantly needing to know what happened to Morgan for her to have such an intense case of PTSD. She wouldn’t even leave the house- why?

In fact, everything leads up to finding out what exactly happened and her quest to move on, but that’s not what makes this so special. It is the reality of the aftermath of a tragedy. It is the courage Morgan finds to move on. It is the power of friendship and encouragement. …there are just SO many things that are important in this story!

I cannot recommend Underwater enough!

I’m ordering it for my library soon and I highly suggest others do the same or just buy it for yourself. This is such a special book!

-Melanie

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