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by Sharon Dogar

* "Skillfully narrated through Hal and Charley's alternating voices and thoughts, Dogar frequently and seamlessly shifts between time and place to create a haunting mystery packed with suffering, hope and personal growth. Riveting." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Dogar will make more than a glancing impression on teens with this elaborately structured debut, encompassing grief, suspense, romance, and emotional bonds so intense they slip past the usual boundaries of consciousness." — Booklist

When Hal's family makes the heart-wrenching decision to leave Charley, their comatose daughter, behind in a hospital ward while they spend the summer on the west coast of England, Hal finds it harder than ever to shake his sister's presence. What power is letting him share her memories? And will they reveal the deep, dark truth behind her tragic "accident"? Set at a beach where growing up goes wrong, Waves is a coming-of-age story about first love and first loss; about a family drowning in sorrow, and the remarkable son who is struggling against the tide to save them.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Mystery and Suspense, Young Adult

About the Author

Sharon Dogar Sharon Dogar is a social worker who counsels troubled teens. Waves is her first novel.

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