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CHARACTERS º Head Above Water ↠ For a sixteen year old high school junior Skye has a lot on her plate As she faces the challenges of caring for her disabled brother and making time for school swimming and a boyfriend Skye begins to gain a new perspective into what is truly important in her lifeWith her mother holding down two jobs to support the famiO Skye is given the primary responsibility of caring for her older brother Sunny who has Down syndromeSkye's relationship with her brother constantly challenges and sometimes frustrates her All the while Skye is trying to maintain her GPA and she is training intensely to ualify for the state championships as a member of her high school swim team in hopes. I originally picked this book up because of the title and I found so much I read this for the first time in Jr High and I can remember being so excited Skye was the first character that I felt I could really relate to I feel like this was really the first YAL title I read on my own without any teacher influence or input This was the first book I read that felt real that felt like it could actually happen to me or to someone I knew I really think this is the book that got me into YAL titles

Head Above WaterO Skye is given the primary responsibility of caring for her older brother Sunny who has Down syndromeSkye's relationship with her brother constantly challenges and sometimes frustrates her All the while Skye is trying to maintain her GPA and she is training intensely to ualify for the state championships as a member of her high school swim team in hopes. I originally picked this book up because of the title and I found so much I read this for the first time in Jr High and I can remember being so excited Skye was the first character that I felt I could really relate to I feel like this was really the first YAL title I read on my own without any teacher influence or input This was the first book I read that felt real that felt like it could actually happen to me or to someone I knew I really think this is the book that got me into YAL titles

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Head Above Water ✓ For a sixteen year old high school junior Skye has a lot on her plate As she faces the challenges of caring for her disabled brother and making time for school swimming and a boyfriend Skye begins to gain a new perspective into what is truly important in her lifeWith her mother holding down two jobs to support the family since Skye's father left years ag. Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadToocomSkye Johnson a junior in high school is an excellent swimmer and is training to ualify for State The state swimming competition could net a college scholarship for Skye Her older brother Sunny has Down Syndrome Since her divorced mother must work than one job to support the family she is away from home most of the time and it is Skye's job to watch out for Sunny He's a great kid always cheerful but he does reuire a lot of time from Skye as she makes sure he does his homework and manages to get home from school along with fixing him meals There is just not much time for anything elsejust Sunny school and swimming Then Skye meets Mike and her priorities begin to change Sunny wants to learn to swim he adores his sister and wants to be just like her and he wants Skye to teach him how Life is frustrating and Skye finds herself being dishonest with her mother in order to find time for herself She had promised to give Sunny swimming lessons but instead signs him up for classes so that she can spend time with Mike only to find out that he may not be the nice guy that she thought he was Her life is further complicated when Sunny ualifies for Special Olympics and his meet is at the same time as Skye's state championship swim Skye's emotions are on a roller coaster and her pain and frustration had me crying and then cheering for her victories Rottman is a master at characterization and plotting The author brings to life the reality and rewards of caring for someone with a learning disability in a fast paced story that is hard to put down READ Ö NATURAL-TREATMENT.CO.UK Ì S.L. Rottman

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S.L. Rottman Ì 1 CHARACTERS Of earning a college scholarship She is also struggling to come to terms with her feelings for her boyfriend who wants from her than she is ready to giveAward winning author S L Rottman has crafted an absorbing young adult novel that powerfully depicts the emotional turbulence of teenage life and the difficulty of negotiating complex human relationships. My daughter who happens to be a middle school librarian is a big fan of this author I read one of Rottman's earlier books and felt it had potential so I looked for of her novels This one is very good It's told in first person and feels as though a teenager could have written it I'd recommend it for readers ages 13 and older