Soul surfer: a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board

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In this moving personal account of faith and fortitude, internationally ranked surfer Bethany Hamilton tells how she survived a shark attack that cost her arm--but not her spirit. They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing--not even the loss of her arm--could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark's stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: "Get to the beach...." And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was "When can I surf again?" it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story--a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world. Soul Surfer is a moving account of Bethany's life as a young surfer, her recovery after the attack, the adjustments she's made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing--perhaps even less so--than the soul.
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subject_facet Amputees, Amputees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Amputees -- Biography. -- Juvenile literature, Amputees -- Hawaii -- Biography, Amputees -- Juvenile literature, Amputees -- Rehabilitation -- Juvenile literature, Amputees -- Rehabilitation -- Personal narratives, Amputees. -- Rehabilitation, Animal attacks -- Juvenile literature, Hamilton, Bethany, Hamilton, Bethany -- Juvenile literature, Shark attacks -- Hawaii. -- Biography, Shark attacks -- Hawaii. -- Kauai. -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature, Shark attacks z Hawaii -- Kauai -- Personal narratives, Shark attacks. -- Hawaii, Surfers -- Biography, Surfers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Surfers -- Hawaii -- Biography, Surfing -- Biography, Surfing -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Surfing -- Hawaii -- Juvenile literature, Surfing -- Hawaii -- Kauai -- Accidents and injuries -- Personal narratives, Surfing -- Juvenile literature, Surfing -- Wounds and injuries -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Surfing. -- Biography, Survival -- Hawaii -- Kauai -- Personal narratives, Teenage girls -- United States -- Biography. -- Juvenile literature, Teenage girls. -- United States -- Biography, Teenagers -- United States -- Biography, Teenagers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board
title_full Soul Surfer A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board, Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board / Bethany Hamilton with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh
title_short Soul surfer :
title_sub a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board
topic_facet Accidents and injuries, Amputees, Animal attacks, Biography & Autobiography, Hamilton, Bethany, Personal narratives, Rehabilitation, Religion & Spirituality, Shark attacks, Shark attacks z Hawaii, Sports & Recreations, Surfers, Surfing, Survival, Teenage girls, Teenagers, Wounds and injuries, Young Adult Nonfiction