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  • Published: 1 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857988904
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99
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Girl Underwater




'What if the most devastating moment of your life was also the beginning of something beautiful? A compelling coming-of-age love story' (Jodi Picoult). Girl Underwater is a stunning work of New Adult fiction from a talented young writer.

'What if the most devastating moment of your life was also the beginning of something beautiful? A compelling coming-of-age love story' (Jodi Picoult). Girl Underwater is a stunning work of New Adult fiction from a talented young writer.

Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations, but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really.

That all changes when Avery’s cross-country flight home makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and her teammate, Colin Shea, whom she’s avoided since the first day of freshman year.

Now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could have imagined.


“A compelling coming-of-age love story that will have you rooting for its teen narrator, a girl who survives a disaster and finds herself trapped between a traumatic past and a fragile future. Trust me – dive in!” JODI PICOULT

  • Pub date: 1 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857988904
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Claire Kells

Claire Kells was born and raised outside Philadelphia. She received a degree in English from Princeton University and a medical degree from the University of California. She lives and works in the Bay Area. This is her first novel.


Praise for Girl Underwater

“An absorbing tale that will grip anyone who enjoys survival stories or psychological dramas. It is also a great choice for readers looking for new adult fiction with a bit more adventure.”

Library Journal

“A compelling coming-of-age love story that will have you rooting for its teen narrator, a girl who survives a disaster and finds herself trapped between a traumatic past and a fragile future. Trust me – dive in!”

Jodi Picoult

“A powerful story embedded in an action-packed tale of survival.”

Tracey Garvis-Graves (author)

“With its wounded but never weakened heroine Kells's assured debut is a winner.”

Kirkus Reviews


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