Girl Out of Water by Nat Luurtsema


Lou Brown’s life is going down the pan. Best friend Hannah sailed through the Olympic time trials and is off to her fancy-pants new swim training school, while Lou’s own failure to qualify leaves her without a hobby – or a friend.

As Lou tries to navigate her post-swim world, a chance encounter with three boys with stars in their eyes takes her life in a surprising new direction. One that leads to a crazy world of underwater somersaults, talent show auditions, bitchy girls and one great big load of awkward boy chat.


How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Contemporary

Review: The acronym “LOL” is used (in my opinion) much too often, when you’re actually not laughing aloud – however in the case of Nat Luurtsema’s YA debut I can honestly say that Girl Out of Water is an LOL book. I laughed, giggled and chuckled my way through Lou’s mishaps.

Girl Out of Water is a feel-good book. Lou, our heroine of misadventure, is both a funny narrator (like stated this book make me laugh a lot) and very relatable. I really liked her, there are some ridiculous things that happen in this book and because of Lou it works. I’m not sure I would have been quite as invested if I hadn’t connected Lou the way I did. I also adore her family.

Reading Girl Out of Water from start to finish was a treat. I’m adding this book to my permanent “if you need cheering up” recommendations.

Recommend it?

Sunshine Star


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