In the Same Boat (Hardcover)

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In the Same Boat is the hugely entertaining blend of romance and thrilling adventure that you never knew you needed.

It's the eve of the Texas River Odyssey, and Sadie Scofield is finally ready for the 265-mile canoe race. It's three days of grueling, nonstop paddling, where every turn of the river reveals new challenges -- downed trees, poisonous snakes, alligators -- but the dangers are all worth it. Reaching the finish line is the only way for Sadie to redeem herself for last year, when one small mistake spiraled into disaster.

Sadie has spent a year training, and she's ready for anything . . . except for her brother ditching her at the last minute for a better team.

She has no choice but to team up with Cully, her former best friend turned worst enemy. Everything about him irritates her, from his stupid handsome face to the way he holds his paddle. But as the miles pass, the pain builds, and family secrets come to light, Sadie realizes she’ll have to work with Cully instead of against him. Last year's race was a catastrophe, but this year's race just might change her life in ways she never imagined.

With an unforgettable heroine and an immersive setting, Holly Green's captivating debut promises heart-stopping action and a swoony romance that will leave you cheering.

About the Author


Holly Green has never paddled in a 265-mile canoe race, but she has paddled a 16-mile race, and that feels like a reasonable length. She is a former potter turned tech trainer turned writer who loves travel, hiking, and swimming. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in central Texas with her family.

Praise For…


Praise for In the Same Boat:

* "This must-have adventure will have teens at the edge of their seats." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"An incredibly vivid, fast-paced adventure full of heart. Inspiring and unforgettable." -- Yamile Saied Méndez, author of Furia

"This is one of the most satisfying books I’ve ever read, so touching, gripping, gorgeous. It is going to stay with me long after I’ve read it. I want to hold onto it, like the hand of a treasured friend." -- Kim Purcell, author of This is Not a Love Letter

"Totally engrossing. I've never read anything like it." -- Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan and Four Days of You and Me

"Both fast-paced and tender, In the Same Boat beautifully and satisfyingly explores the fierce and tender bonds of family and allt hedifferent journeys our hearts take us on." -- Meg Leder, author of The Museum of Heartbreak and Letting Go of Gravity

"This debut presents a convincing, resilient voice in Sadie, who expresses her thoughts on everything from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to sexuality and environmentalism . . . an engaging story with an endearing narrator." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Debut author Green, an experienced rower, writes a thrill-a-minute adventure/romance...this engrossing novel covers two journeys: a physical trek that has the teens battling for survival, and Sadie's internal arc as she sorts out truths about the long-term war between her family and Cully's, and the incident that drove them apart." -- Publishers Weekly



Praise for In the Same Boat:

"An incredibly vivid, fast-paced adventure full of heart. Inspiring and unforgettable." -- Yamile Saied Méndez, author of Furia

"This is one of the most satisfying books I’ve ever read, so touching, gripping, gorgeous. It is going to stay with me long after I’ve read it. I want to hold onto it, like the hand of a treasured friend." -- Kim Purcell, author of This is Not a Love Letter

"Totally engrossing. I've never read anything like it." -- Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan and Four Days of You and Me

"Both fast-paced and tender, In the Same Boat beautifully and satisfyingly explores the fierce and tender bonds of family and allt hedifferent journeys our hearts take us on." -- Meg Leder, author of The Museum of Heartbreak and Letting Go of Gravity

"This debut presents a convincing, resilient voice in Sadie, who expresses her thoughts on everything from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to sexuality and environmentalism . . . an engaging story with an endearing narrator." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338726633
ISBN-10: 1338726633
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: July 20th, 2021
Pages: 368
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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