Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review: Head Above Water by Rottman

Head Above Water
Head Above Water by Rottman

Skye, a high school junior, tries to find the time for both family obligations and personal interests, which include caring for her brother who has Down's Syndrome, dating her first boyfriend, and swimming competitively.
Published in US: 1999
Source: Publisher for review

My review: 

   This is a story about a swimmer, a daughter, a sister and a friend--but most of all it is a journey of Skye accepting and learning who she is. 
   I connected with aSkye, and even if I haven't been in some of her unique roles as a caretaker to her brother with Down's, and I've never had any experience with competitive swimming, her struggle to find her place, and really appreciate what life has to offer even in the midst of hard times makes for a wonderful story. 
   The way she handles things that life throws at her is understandable. She has real emotions and we get to experience them with her. What I really appreciate though is how she ultimately learns from it, and though she's not perfect, the next time she's faced with similar, she is better able to respond. I know that in my own life I've refused to learn and grow, but Skye wasn't like that and we got to see her progress and hopefully learn from it. 
   This is an older book, but I think that it definitely deserves a chance to shine again with new readers. 

I'd love to hear what you think of the book or my review. 


  1. Seems to be an interesting and creative story, giving ideas about books makes us to read them and gain more knowledge about them, thanks for sharing this post and keep continuing this good work.

  2. thanks for sharing this post and keep continuing this good work.


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