Flashback Friday is a weekly posting event, hosted by me, that gives book bloggers an opportunity to review a book they love but haven’t read in awhile and readers a chance to find a great read. These reviews probably won’t be as detailed as more recently read books fresh on my mind. 

Bloggers, post your own Flashback Friday book review then add your link to the linky at the bottom of the post so others can check it out. I look forward to reading where your Flashback leads us.

Title: Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Author: Bethany Hamilton and Rick Bundschuh
Publisher: MTV
Release Date: January 2004
Pages: 222
Series: none
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

From Goodreads.com:

They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing — not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack — could come between her and the waves?

Soul Surfer is a moving account of Bethany’s life as a young surfer, her recovery in the wake of the shark attack, the adjustments she’s made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows that the body is no more essential to surfing — perhaps even less so — than the soul.

My Thoughts:
This is such an amazing true story. I normally don’t read biographies, but I saw this book on another book blog, Clean Teen Books. I decided to give it a try. I loved it! It was awe inspiring. Bethany has such amazing strength physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She would be an amazing girl to meet.
I know nothing about surfing, but that didn’t even matter. It’s been a few months since I read this book so I can’t remember, but I think a few parts were a little slow for me. Overall a great read though! I definitely shed some tears.
On a side note, I really want to see the movie. I can’t believe I haven’t already. Have any of you seen it?
My Ratings:
Sexual Content: none
Language: none that I remember
Violence: mild- injury, blood
Happy Reading!
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