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Fifteen-year-old science geek Sam has returned to Cornwall from London. It’s his first time back since his dad drowned here when he was four. Sam has no idea what his new life holds, and then he meets Jade, the stunning surfer girl who lives next door. Forthright and fearless, and obsessed with finding and riding the legendary Devil’s Horn wave, Jade stirs Sam’s heart and rouses his own passion for surfing. When Sam finds his dad’s navigational charts that seem to show the site of this legendary wave, he, Jade and her close circle of friends are consumed by a desire to surf the Devil’s Horn, no matter what, and at any cost.
This powerfully pacy debut swells with elemental energy, and with the exhilaration and ache of first experiences of falling in love and heartbreak. It’s a tale about following passions and forming deep connections with people and nature. Above all, it’s a poignant love story that will have readers on the edge of their seats, willing Sam and Jade to realise their dream. ~ Joanne Owen
A heart-pounding love story that grips like a riptide, and doesn't let go...Fifteen-year old Sam has moved from the big city to the coast - stuck there with his mum and sister on the edge of nowhere. Then he meets beautiful but damaged surfer-girl Jade. Soon he's in love with her, and with surfing itself. But Jade is driven by an obsession: finding and riding a legendary huge wave no one has ever ridden. As the weeks wear on, their relationship barrels forward with the force of a deep-water wave - into a storm, to danger ...and to heartbreak.
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Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||7th April 2016|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage),|
Christopher Vick lives in Bath with his family. He works for a whale and dolphin conservation charity, is a graduate of Bath Spa MA programme in children's writing and is a keen surfer. He has been lucky enough to travel to some amazing places around the world to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. And to surf...More About Chris Vick