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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  326 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Outreach Inc.
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Elizabeth L.
Mar 26, 2013 Elizabeth L. is currently reading it
I am currently reading the book Soul Surfer by: Bethany Hamilton. I think this book is a really inspiring story. I like how she goes into a lot of detail because its paints a picture in my head of what she is doing. This story is about a girl named Bethany and she is a pro surfer.

Splash! As she went in to the ocean, she swam out into the sea to catch a really big wave and when she looked in the water there was a shark swimming up… before you knew it Bethany’s arm was gone. The thing I like mo
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Jillian A
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton, is a book based on the true story of Bethany's shark attack. Bethany started surfing when she was just a little girl and loved it ever since. She surfed in competitions when she was younger for fun, until she started surfing competitively. Bethany's future for surfing looked bright, until she got bitten by a shark and lost her arm at the age of thirteen. This story shows that Bethany's passion for surfing never went away.


I believe that Soul Surfer is an inspirin
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Catherine J
This book takes place off the coast of either Hawaii or California. The main character is Bethany Hamilton, she is 16 years old and loves to surf. When she was surfing one time she got attacked by a shark and lost her arm. She made a pretty incredible recovery, read the book to find out what happens. The theme of this book is faith and to never give up. " I'm living proof there's no such thing as handicap- it's only in your head"(138). This quote shows how Bethany never gave up. Most people woul ...more
Alana Mora
My book is called Soul Surfer and is about a true story. Unfortunately the book is not apart of a series. Soul Surfer is a real inspiring book and suggest that you guys should read it. So, it is about a girl named Bethany Hamilton who loves to surf. Bethany and her friend, Alana, went surfing to train for a competition and in the middle of the ocean, a shark came up and bit her left arm off and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Inside of the ambulance she had died, but when they used those ...more
Kasey Pisani
Feb 16, 2012 Kasey Pisani is currently reading it
soul sufer i a really good to read. it is interesting because it is a about a girl that gets her are bitten off by an shark and she keeps on going. i have never read a whole book and i would like to read it all thast how good it is
Gracen
Oct 25, 2011 Gracen added it
The movie was great. The book is even better. It tells a lot more than the movie.
Hanna Bush
On a cool Halloween morning, Bethany Hamilton was surfing in Kauai, Hawaii. The thirteen-year-old girl was attacked by a shark that morning out of the blue, and lost her left arm. "Soul Surfer" is a book about Bathany's attack, her Christian faith, and her perserverance to get back on the board. After the attack, Bethnay has to deal with going back into the world. She had to shrug off the stares and whispers from other people. One of the most amazing things to me in this book was the positivity ...more
Hannah Green
This book is one of my all time favorites. It has a lot of great values. This book is about a 12 year old girl named Bethany Hamilton. She loves to surf, and were better place to live then on the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. She has 2 brothers and loves them to death. She has grown up surfing her whole life and doesn’t know what she would do without it. On one particular day though, she went surfing with her best friend Alana and her family. They were headed to a place on the North Shore called “Tunn ...more
Taylor N
Soul surfer was a pretty good book. I liked how she kept surfing and not letting her losing her arm stop her! My favorite part was when she got to help out with the movie and stuff. If I could change something in this book it would be to not give off to much info otherwise it kinda gets boring. Bethany is catholic like me so I could relate to her with that! I think people should read this because she tells about her life and the shark attack.This book was a very inspiring book!!
Dani Oliver
1. This Book was very fantastic,its had a great moral or teaching. This book was also very sad at some parts. You could possibly have many mixed emotions. It also a little confusing at times.
2. I can relate to this book because when she got her arm bit off by a shark it took awhile to get a little used to having 1 lim, "bethany" the girl felt as if she didnt fit in because of this,feeling unwanted and out of place.
3.I would recommend this book to many people,it has a great meaning, never a dull
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Cameron R
This book is based on true story about how a young teenaged girl named Bethany got attacked by a shark. she was out surfing one day and then it happened a shark came up and took her arm. The shark probably mistaked her for a seal because of the way she looked on a surfboard. THe shark probably did take her arm on purpose. Overall I think that it was a mistake that she got attacked and I don't think she deserved it.
Kimberly Riveros
I thought this book was really good. I personally enjoy reading memoirs because they are based on a true event. soul surfer was written really well. I liked how Bethany, the author wrote this book, she didn't really have a specific order she just kind of told the story as if she was talking to you. Bethany used really good figurative language it helped me think about the scene and actually visualize it. she explains everything, for example she starts from the start like how her parents met, and ...more
Maia
I liked this book because Bethany is really strong and she keeps pushing and keeps wanting to surf because surfing is her passion. Bethany has a lot of character and is an inspiration to thousands of people across the world.
Ivy
Inspiring, honest, realistic. I had to do this for an assignment and I'm glad I chose to read this book. It wasn't one of those books that I had no interest towards but it was actually very compelling and eye opening.
Kate23
I loved this book! Bethany Hamilton wrote an autobiography. She is a passionate surfer, who lives in Kauai, Hawaii. On Hallowe'en she woke up at dawn to go surfing, the waves weren't great and she had to go to to multiple surf spots before she found one with a bit of potential. Later that morning, a shark bit her left arm off. She was rushed to a hospital where they amputated the rest of her arm and let her recover. Bethany wanted to go surfing again and follow her dreams. She is now a professio ...more
Jessica
Wow. What a wonderful story of faith and resilience. Truly inspirational. And well-written.

I saw the movie after the fact -- it was fine, but the book is MUCH better.
Kelsey Ballard
This is a well written book. It has a good amount of details that explains everything. I enjoyed this book because I like reading about real events. I would recommend reading it.
Hayley Jacobs
I really liked the book the message was great! I think everyone should read this book it's an outstanding book with an amazing lesson!(:
Luisa22
This true story of heroism and bravery of a young girl called Bethany Hamilton.Bethany's story is that of a true hero's journey as usual bethany is living in Kauai,Hawaii but little does she know that on this very Halloween morning her life could change. That morning bethany responded to deadly shark attack and remained calm the shark left its damage a took off her whole right arm, that afternoon when Bethany was in hospitial the first question bethany asked the nurse was when "will i be able to ...more
Peri
I really liked it it was amazing how she kept on surfing, I would never go back into the water if that had happend to me!
Michaela C.
This book was very inspiring. It made me think everything can change within seconds. She made me smile and appreciate things that I take for granted. She has a strong bond with God and I admire her for that even after what had happened to her. She loves surfing it is a part of her life and she can't stay away from the water! She is an inspiration to many and the book was great! It told me about her friendship with the actress who plays her in the movie and cool facts I didn't know! If you like n ...more
Haruka Okumura
1/10 60min
recover-professional-surfer-strong-faith-friends-family
Q: Have you ever stopped doing what you liked before?
A: I was in a Ping-pong team in middle school and I liked playing ping-pong but now I became to not care about it anymore.

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Discussion Question
When you have a hard time, would you spend time by yourself?
-Sometimes I want to spend time by myself when I have a hard time but I often try to hang out with someone to try to forge
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1machulski_meghan
I thought this was a very good book. I found this very interesting to learn about. How Bethany went through her ups and downs through it all was amazing. To know that after her surgery she wanted to go back out there and surf again. She had faith in herself that she could do it all. If I were her I'm not so sure that I could. She went through so much to get back out there and surf. Her dream since she was a little kid was to be a professional surfer. She had the guts to do whatever she had to in ...more
Jahmelia
I read a book called Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamolton. Soul Surfer is about Bethany, a surfer getting attacked by a tiger shark. Bethany lives it Hawii, and has been surfing since she was 4 years old. Bethany it trying to get back on her feet and telling about her interviews and feelings. This book is a biography.
I really like this book because I love reading about peoples life... you learn alot of new things. I would reccomend this book to people who like surfing or love biographys or autobiogr
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Abby Malecha
Book Title: Soul Surfer
Lexile: 960
Paragraph #1: I liked this book because it was very informing about what happened to Bethany Hamilton. There were some pictures in the middle of the book and its written so that you understand how she feels.
Paragraph #2: My favorite part was when Bethany started surfing again and could surf again because it just made you feel good and happy for her. I would recommend this book to people who are interested in Bethany Hamilton and how she felt about losing her arm
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Amy Rohan
I LOVED IT
Klara
Soul Surfer is a life-changing story about a girl who is very passionate about living her dream; Bethany Hamilton loves to surf. She lives in Kaui, Hawaii and goes surfing almost every morning before school. One morning while the waves were calm, something very tragic happened. Will Bethany be able to surf again? Well orginized and great advice about how to live your dream, Soul Surfer makes the perfect book. Read this book to find out how this passionate surfer achieves her dream.
Sophie M
I loved this book, its quite a sad book but there is a happy ending its about a girl who was surfing and her arm got bitten off by a shark if you want to find out more read the book its really cool and I would recommend 11 and up because its quite sickening, but its a must read.
Carryn Temple
Soul surfer is about a girl that has surfed since she was a little girl. one day she went to go surfing and a shark bit her arm off. She thought her life was over until she realized she do can do anything and she got back on the board and surfed again. The most interesting charachter was Bethany Hamilton. She was interesting beacuse she has one arm and she still surfed.
Olivias
I liked this book. I liked this book because it was a good nonfiction book. She is a interesting person to do a biography on. Madison recommended me this book because I needed a biography and she had it. I also liked because it was about surfing and the beach. It's not a good for information like it had basic stuff but not detailed stuff. I learned a lot about her.
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