Author: Michelle Lynn
About the Book
California “Callie” McCoy feels most alive when her feet are planted firmly on her surfboard on a big swell. And one day, she dreams of riding that wave out of her small town. Away from everyone.
Her plan is simple: graduate high school. With Callie’s best friend gone away to college, she plans on spending her senior year skating by. She isn’t looking for friends, and especially not for love – all she needs are her waves and her twin brother. Even if he comes with an annoying best friend, Jamie Daniels, who she can’t stand.
Jamie is a care-free, easy-going surfer who has everything. On the surface, his life appears perfect, but reality is far from it. He has his share of secrets, including one that burns deeper than any other. It’s a good thing Callie hates him because if she didn’t, Jamie knows there’s no way he’d be able to stay away.
And then, one night, everything changes. And nothing will ever be the same.
Writing from alternating first person points of view from different gender perspectives, Lynn captures the relationships of a group of teenagers in a small Florida town complete with familiar struggles of popularity, love, sex, and deciding what to do with life as adulthood approaches at lightning speed. Lynn tells a timeless tale in modern times.
Using surfing as the running theme throughout the novel, Lynn describes the steep ups and downs of teenage life from managing immature romantic relationships to navigating the adult world of responsibility and choosing a career path or exercising the freedom to roam. Ordinary life is tumultuous enough for young adults and even more so when extraordinary events break up developing patterns of routine. Breaking the story into two part accentuates the profound changes taking place.