Having surfed since she was seven years old, teenager Bethany Hamilton loved spending time on the waves like nothing else, so much so that even when a tragic shark attack left her with only one arm and nearly killed her, she never lost her devotion to the sport-or her faith in God. It happened on Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii. Bethany was surfing when the shark snuck up on her. After the attack, Bethany pushed aside her panic and pain as she was rescued, with one of the first things she wondered being when she'd be able to surf again. Bethany Hamilton has been called the "Bravest Girl in America" by YM magazine. Since losing her arm, she's participated in numerous competitions and received the Teen Choice Award for Most Courageous Teen and the ESPY Award for Best Comeback Athlete.
by Bethany Hamilton
by Virginia Hamilton
by Alwyn Hamilton
by Saint Augustine
by Rick Warren
by Nigel Hamilton
"Surfer Bethany Hamilton, of Kauai, revisits her first book--about her life before and after losing her left arm to a shark in 2003, when she was 13. Now, with the release of a docudrama on her life, she has added new material. Eleni Pappageorge's narration reflects the maturity Hamilton has gained since the first book. The most interesting passages are about Hamilton's family, their Christian perspective, and the bond formed by their shared love of surfing. The book would be an excellent choice for Christian families listening together--and, thankfully, there's nothing graphic about the shark attack. Interviews at the end provide an interesting look at the making of the movie. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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