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Jun 14 2011

Surf's up by Chrissie Perry

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011.
Surf's Up is part of the Go Girls series and is recommended for girls aged 8-10 years. Readers won't need to have read other books in the series to understand the characters or the story as it stands alone. Girls will relate to the ups and downs of friendship and maybe even learn how to solve the problems that can come with every friendship.
The main character is Lucy who is joining her best friend, Bonnie, for a holiday to the beach. Lucy has finally received the surfboard she has always wanted and can't wait to start surfing lessons while on holiday. Lucy worries about feeling homesick so her big sister gives her a diary where she can write about her feelings and holiday adventures. The surfing lessons are everything Lucy thought they would be but she struggles to stand on her board. On the other hand, Bonnie is a natural. Lucy has feelings of jealousy and turns to her diary as an outlet to talk about her feelings. What will happen when Bonnie steals the diary?
Kylie Kempster

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