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Shark Girl

Age Level:
Middle Grade

Jane was just enjoying a day at the beach when a shark attacked her and she lost her arm. Now, she must face not only a physical recovery, but the psychological trauma of being known as the “shark girl.” This story is written in a free verse, a poetic style that propels the reader through the story.

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