Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Novels with Nell - Girl Underwater

For me, reading has definitely taken the back burner more this summer than I care to admit. Usually I am flying through books by the pool, but lately that hasn't been the case. I'm sure it is due in part to not loving the beginning of the book I'm reading currently. I'm determined to get through that book though especially since I've heard such wonderful things about it. The sooner I get through that (or begin to enjoy it) the sooner I'll be able to start making it through all the other books stacked up on my bookshelf.

Nell's recommendation for today's Novels with Nell reminds me of a combination of a play I've seen and a book I've previously read. I think it is one that I'd really enjoy, and even reading the description had me pulled in ready to find out what would happen next.

Also, as a bit of a heads up for any of you planners (like me), Novels with Nell may be changing a bit in the coming months. Nell is off to PA (physician's assistant) school, and I couldn't be more excited for her! That means that as I finish being a student she starts back up. Since being a student can come with a hefty workload, her posts won't necessarily be going up every other week. We haven't solidified how often they will be up and there will definitely be some, just not as frequently! If there is another kind of series you'd like to see on Prep In Your Step since these posts will be more sporadic I would love to hear those ideas. I always love bringing new voices and ideas to the blog.

By: Claire Kells

With a little something for everyone, Girl Underwater was a captivating read. It begins as a nightmare unfolds: a cross-country flight at Thanksgiving goes down in the Colorado mountains and only five people survive. Told from the main character, Avery’s, point of view, the book alternates chapters from Avery’s and the others’ struggle for survival while they desperately hope to be rescued, and what life is like once they get back home. I liked being able to read some of the “survival” chapters with a hindsight perspective, since you learn early on that they do make it out. However, coming home isn’t a magic fix to the events that unfolded in the frozen wilderness. Avery has to reevaluate some aspects of her life and decide how she will go on.

“An adventurous debut novel cutting between a competitive college swimmer’s harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster, and her recovery supported by the two men who love her–only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness.
Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. A sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked swim team, she finally feels popular and accepted — especially by Lee, her kind and outgoing boyfriend.

But everything changes when Avery’s red-eye home for Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. There are only five survivors: Avery, three little boys, and Colin Shea– the teammate Avery has been avoiding since the first day of freshman year. Faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on their talents, willpower, and each other in ways they never could have imagined.
Yet when Avery emerges from her ordeal alive, terrified of the water, conflicted by her emotions, and evasive of her memories, she must face the harrowing realization that rescue doesn’t necessarily mean survival.”

Is this a book you'll be adding to your reading list?


  1. Awww, sad to hear that there will be less Novels with Nell posts! I really enjoy her recommendations! ❤️

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