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Ocean Rules

(The Bikini Collective #1)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Book 1 (Ocean Rules) in new YA series (The Bikini Collective)

Three friends discover, surfing just got serious.

What does it take to be the best, and what does that even mean anyway? Fifteen-year-old Jaspa Ryder is on the crest of qualifying to join surfings prestigious World Junior Tour along with her best friends, Mel and Carolyn. But as the girls soon discover, the
Paperback, 228 pages
Published February 22nd 2018 by Kate McMahon (first published February 6th 2018)
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Sarah Fairbairn
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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While this was a cute and quick read for adult me, I think there are some beautiful messages in there for the teens. The story touches on; the Stress of competition and meeting expectations, the complexity of friends competing against each other, the power of social media (both negative and positive), sibling rivalry and dealing with disappointment.

There is a dash of boy drama in there, but just a dash. The message of the importance of girls supporting and empowering each other, of standing up
R Huiszoon
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kate McMahon, The Bikini Collective, Ocean Rules.

As a Hidden Gems ARC reader I received a free copy and promised an honest review. Here it is.

Rating: 3,5 stars (of 5).

In general: Three surf-girls learn life-lessons during qualification competition.

The nice main characters (living in New South Wales, Aus.) are Jaspa Ryder and her best friends Mel(issa) Appleby and Carolyn Fitzgerald, also two serious opponents in Jaspas qualifying efforts for the prestigious world junior surfing tour. Will their
Gemma Clarke
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I have teenage children of my own, Im making them read this book, and any of its successors. Its super refreshing to come across a piece of young adult Australian fiction where the central female characters navigate their emotional growth in the world of surfing rather than just high school. Such representation is important. Ocean Rules is candid, relatable, inspiring and even laugh-out-loud funny in places. There are some great lessons to be learned, plus, the way it is written is ...more
Jenny Valentish
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only a surfer could have written this book - the descriptions of getting amongst it are so wonderfully visceral I was almost tempted to get my feet wet. For anyone bemoaning the fact that Tim Winton's Breath goes light on the female characters, Ocean Rules is all about girl camaraderie. In fact, as the title suggests, it's chicks before d....

Ocean Rules is a wholesome but exciting read for tweens and early teens; kinda the Baby-Sitters Club of the surf. I hope it's similarly the first in a long
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved Ocean Rules by Kate McMahon - one of those books that completely drags you in, makes you fall in love with the characters, and demands that you sit on the edge of your seat for every page you turn. I genuinely wish The Bikini Collective series had been around in my teen years and can't wait to start on #2 Lost in L.A! What did Jaspa and Tyler decide??
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Having not read a book through in years thanks to the exhaustive nature of life, I was at first a little resistant to make my return to fictional reading with a youth title but as it turns out, for a busy Mum, business owner and of course, surfer, it turned out to be the perfect way back in. Whilst enjoying the character play from the outset, I was conscious of the book initially feeling a little 'rich, white girls' so very much enjoyed the introduction of the third female character who gave a ...more
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Kate McMahon has spent the past twenty-years surfing waves all over the world. In 2001 she landed her dream-job and got started on her professional writing career with SurfGIRL magazine. From there she was mentored by several prominent publications, and began working for womens magazines, and editing teen and tween titles. Since 2006, shes been at the ABC as editor of magazines, including: the ...more

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