THE AQUAMARINE SURFBOARD
Middle Grade / Magical Realism / Fantasy
Publisher: Atmosphere Press
Page Count: 290 pages
Publication Date: November 22, 2021
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Ebbing and flowing between reality and magic, times past and present, The Aquamarine Surfboard by Kellye Abernathy is a riveting beach tale about opening up to mystery, building community when and where you can — and discovering the ocean is filled with magic—the really BIG kind—the kind that changes the world.
Dipitous Beach used to be a friendly little town, where everyone pulled together and helped each other out. But resorts came and brought resort people, people with money who thought the Beachlings, the old women who made their homes in caves above the beach, were a disgrace. They thought Something Needed to Be Done about the situation.
When mysterious new boy Trustin shows up in town, though, things start to change. He invites Condi to a forbidden surfing spot, and she’s whisked underwater for a peculiar encounter with Koan, ruler of the undersea realm. Koan gives Condi a charge to bring about change for the better, but she has no memory of it once she’s back on land – just a white shell in her pocket that she has no idea how she got.