Mika Arlington was supposed to spend the summer after her junior year shadowing her marine biologist parents at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but when her estranged grandmother randomly shows up on the doorstep one day, those plans are derailed Because Grandma Betty isn t here to play nice she is cranky, intolerant of Mika s mixed race couple parents, and oh yeah she has AlzMika Arlington was supposed to spend the summer after her junior year shadowing her marine biologist parents at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but when her estranged grandmother randomly shows up on the doorstep one day, those plans are derailed Because Grandma Betty isn t here to play nice she is cranky, intolerant of Mika s mixed race couple parents, and oh yeah she has Alzheimer s and is out of money While Mika s family would rather not deal with Grandma Betty, they don t have much choice And despite Mika s protests, she is roped into caring for a person that seems impossible to have compassion for And if that wasn t hard enough, Mika must train the new guy at her pet shop job who wants to be anywhere else, and help a friend through her own family crisis Something s gotta a give, but whichever ball Mika drops means losing someone she loves Not exactly a recipe for Best Summer Ever or is it
Fish Out of Water Mika Arlington was supposed to spend the summer after her junior year shadowing her marine biologist parents at the Monterey Bay Aquarium but when her estranged grandmother randomly shows up on the d
This is the cutest fishily romance of the world And do not question my use of the word fishily It totally works And I obviously get to use Nemo gifs for this review because FISH I m not the world s biggest fan of fluffy romance this totally is one but Fish Out of Water kind of stole my heart I loved how diverse and unique it was The narrator, Mika, is half Japanese Her grandmother has Alzheimer s One of Mika s best friends is Indian Mika s hobbies include sand sculpture and fish keeping andOH YE [...]
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This was an adorable book about how people change, about love and how it s hard and kindness It fell into some cliches the bad boy and misunderstanding ones but I generally loved it Mika is a really appealing character She has a goal to become a marine biologist and works at a pet store When all in the same day a sullen boy becomes her co worker and her grandmother with Alzheimers moves in meaning that she loses her internship she is understandably upset I loved that I could related to Mika all [...]
Extremely enjoyable, conquering themes like race and mental illness Filled with all my favourite cliches within a book, the most primary one being the fake boyfriend girlfriend turning into something than just appearances What stood out in this book was the balance between friend, family and boyfriend relationships 100% would recommend
THIS BOOK IS DELIGHTFUL.
Um WoW And then WoW again WoW one time I was hooked on the first page I love and Cherish Natalie s witty and fun writing This book was fantastic and enjoyable Fast paced , Witty , and Emotional all at once I read it in two days I hope she writes Contemporary because I absolutely adored this book to sum it up when this book is out find it and buy it and read and then read it again More detailed Review will be up on my blog abbeysbooksand
Also posted at Oops I Read A Book Again Thank you to Natalie Whipple for the eARC Having received a review copy did not affect my views of the novel.I ll clue you in with the most obvious assurance that Fish Out of Water is a great read, especially for contemporary YA lovers it is blurbed by Kasie West THE Kasie West, who made me swear I ll name my hypothetical son Alexander with Xander as a nickname because of how much I loved The Distance Between Us Dude, if Kasie West says it s fun and flirty [...]
Not bad but DNF at 57% because that s where I felt the story should have ended as I had zero interest in reading on.
This review and others can be seen in all its proper formatting glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf.Bordering on 4.5 stars, I think.Fish Out of Water was the first book I read by Natalie Whipple, and it most certainly will not be my last I absolutely adored this book and loved reading it I went into it expecting a story about a girl and a boy who work at a pet store and fall for each other, and instead got a story that deals with racism, Alzheimer s, and has a stinking cute romance This bo [...]
Natalie Whipple s Fish Out of Water rather caught me by surprise I d been interested in the book based on the publisher s marketing copy, so I requested a review copy and I d expected to be at least entertained by the book What I hadn t expected, was that the book drew me in to the extent that I actually stayed up until half three to finish it Thank you Wiebe for pulling morning duty and let me catch up on sleep the next day well, later that day Mika s summer was completely engrossing and I just [...]
pagetostagereviews 201After reading a series of poignant but mentally draining adult novels around terminal illness, I was ready to be distracted by a light and fluffy read and Fish Out of Water perfectly fitted that bill I admit that the cover initially did make this book come across a bit childish, but when I read the blurb I realised that rather than a middle grade read this was the young adult romance I needed to lift my spirits.Mika Arlington is the daughter of two marine biologists and it [...]
This review first appears onI loved this story It was cute, and fun, and may have been fluffy but it totally worked I loved the characters, and the diversity, and the setting, and how perfectly everything was portrayed Our main character is Mika Mika loves fish Her parents are marine biologists at the Aquarium, where she is hoping to get an internship over the summer, in addition to her job at the pet shop But suddenly, her perfect summer ends up not so perfect Her grandmother Betty shows up The [...]
Originally posted on lauraslittlebookblog.I blooming loved Fish Out of Water This is the first book I have read my Natalie Whipple and she is a writing genius Fish Out of Water refused to let me go, I was completely involved in Mika s story I just could not get enough Also how cute is the cover It got quite a few looks whilst I was reading it on the train It really catches your eye excuse the pun.Mika s summer is all planned out it s going to be perfect, but the arrival of her never before seen [...]
When Natalie put the call out looking for early reviews I did not hesitate in completing the form, and crossing my fingers that UK entries were accepted A few weeks later I got an email with a copy of Fish Out of Water for review, and I wanted to drop everything to make a start on it.Fish Out of Water follows Mika as she spends her summer dealing with a new employee at her work, an absent grandmother who has dementia, and to top it all off, her best friend moving.Mika Works at AnimalZone s Aquat [...]
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewSH OUT OF WATER was a breath of fresh air The characters were diverse, the difficulty in being accepted when BEING diverse was addressed many times , there was compassion, frustration, girlfriend fun, a hot guy, great food, and a gorgeous location Monterey, California, and the surrounding areas, which Natalie wrote so perfectly that I felt like I was there again, walking down Cannery Row as a local, not a tourist The [...]
We are fight or flight creatures It might not be the best way to cope, but sometimes it s the easiest This is a tough story It s all about love and all it s forms Best friends, parents to children, children to parents, relationships and everything in between It s a great, real reflection of actual life.but because of that, it s tough I m not 100% sold that every message in the book is true or true to every circumstance But the story was interesting and I did like the two main characters.
3.5 The publisher kindly provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.This was a fun and very quick read, an enjoyable, summery romance, ideal to read either in summer, or, like I did, on one of the first sunny days of the year, just when the rays of the sun start to warm you up a bit I really liked the main character and I enjoyed the serious storyline with the grandmother that s added to the romance The romance itself was okay, although I m still not quite sure what to make o [...]
FISH OUT OF WATER is a story about a Japanese American girl whose summer turns to shambles when her racist, Alzheimer s, grandmother shows up on her doorstep and a spoiled rich kid named Dylan invades her pet store work place.This is a love story But the premise is so three deminsional that the reader is faced with a myriad of conflicts that all lead to the same, well crafted point Love is diverse and sometimes hurtful, but worth it in the end.
I sat down to start reading this book, and 5 hours later I was done without even realizing it I just HAD to find out how things turned out for Mika I enjoyed the story line, and the comparison Whipple made between the goldfish and Alzheimers Watching Mika grow and change as she was facing the different obstacles that came into her life had me wishing for the best for her.
I really REALLY LOVED this book It is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Fish out of water put my heart on a roller coaster ride I love ever single bit word letter everything about it 9.9 10 It is very good AWESOME actually READ IT
Natalie whipple managed to totally reel me in
This was pretty adorable, actually Review soon But I definitely recommend it.
Oh So Let Down This book is so great Love the characters and the layers and the plot and the thinking and the learning and the growing SO much goodness and of course we have to throw in premarital, teenage sex Why WHY SERIOUSLY WHY Cheap and cliche.
This is one of my absolute favourite books It s a fun read, but also makes you think about life and relationships, and what s really important.
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4.5 5This book I did not know how much I needed this book right now After the horror that was my exams I really wanted a book that would just make me feel better, and this was it This was the exact book I needed, and I am so glad I waited until now to read it I loved practically all the main characters Mika was awesome I liked that she was so passionate about fish and marine biology and I could understand how disappointed and upset she was about losing her internship to look after her grandmothe [...]
Tambi n en El Extra o Gato del CuentoTengo una capacidad impresionante para comprometerme con algo y no cumplirlo a tiempo Ser alg n talento Si no lo es deber a considerarse porque ser tan incumplida no es algo natural Natalie Whimple public este a o Fish Out of Water, libro que me provoc el mismo sentimiento que los libros de Kody Keplinger.Fish Out of Water nos trae la historia de Mika se pronuncia como se lee, al menos en espa ol , hija de una pareja interracial, padre norteamericano madre ja [...]
Originally posted here yadultreview 2014 12 10 fiMika is having the summer of her life She has a good job at the local pet store, she is interning with her parents at the aquarium, she is happy Then a new guy, Dylan, starts at work and he doesn t care about the store and that effects her because she cares and if you re going to do a job, you do it well And, if things couldn t get worse, her grandmother appears on her door step Her very racist grandmother.It is Mika s dad s mom and we quickly fin [...]
I ve had my review copy of this book for about a month now, and while the release is still a little ways off, I wanted to take my time getting this up because I wanted it to be right It s only recently that I ve come to enjoy realistic fiction, books without superpowers or imaginary worlds with great battles I like to submerge myself in science fiction and fantasy novels, and part of the reason why is that I rarely found a realistic novel that, well, felt real to me Even books like Hold Still, 1 [...]