(PDF/EPUB) [Boat Girl] ✓ Melanie Neale

  • Paperback
  • 246
  • Boat Girl
  • Melanie Neale
  • English
  • 02 September 2020
  • 9780983825227

Melanie Neale Û 8 review

Boat Girl review Ç 108 Melanie Neale Û 8 review Read & Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Melanie Neale Festyle Boat Girl weaves all this together into a story about a girl who once all is said and done simply wants her own boat and her own life Melanie paints a vivid picture of the trials and tribulations of family life aboard a sailboat without drowning the reader in the technical details of sailing Boat Girl strikes a perfect balance between a coming of age story and a sea tale enjoyable for boaters and land lovers alik. A well written book uite open and honest about her relationship with her parents her father especially I have friends and relatives who are passionate about sailing so it was interesting to me to read about someone who actually lived the life full time I found the author on Facebook and wish she would add an update to her story at the end of the book because it looks like things have changed from the way she left it

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Boat Girl

Boat Girl review Ç 108 Melanie Neale Û 8 review Read & Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Melanie Neale Ed a boatload of family drama As her father published articles about how living on a boat brings families together Melanie secretly struggled with an eating disorder the alienation of being a boat kid and confusion over her developing sexuality As an adult she lived aboard her own 28 foot sailboat and had several relationships trying to find someone who wasn't intimidated by her stubborn independence and free spirited li. When I saw this book on NetGalley where I did get a copy of this in exchange for an honest review I was interested in it for a number of reasons Number one I ve been participating in an Around the World reading challenge and it is hard to find books set in the Bahamas beyond crime novels Number two I didn t know there were kids raised on sailboats and found that concept pretty intriguingMelanie Neale spent almost all of her childhood on a sailboat with her family and this is an account of that time The chapters are very brief touching on a highlight or two from each year or each location Melanie started living on a boat at a very young age Most of her family s time is spent in the Bahamas but they also spend time in Newport various ports in Florida and North Carolina and a few other islands Weather pirates and the drug trade are mentioned in the stories she tells of what happened to her familyAs she ages in the book so do her challenges Her father is very concerned with appearances and does not handle her development into a teenager very well She also struggles to maintain relationships with friends she may only encounter 1 2 times a year or with boys who are landlocked and can only write letters that she will only see when they check in with their post office box It is an inside view of an intriguing and isolated lifestyle and had some similarities to my upbringing in the country where we d go to town once a week in the summers It felt like a pretty honest look including details about drudgeries such as the constant diet of less perishable food and the challenge of laundry and homeschooling

Read & Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Melanie Neale

Boat Girl review Ç 108 Melanie Neale Û 8 review Read & Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Melanie Neale Boat Girl is the heart breaking memoir of growing up aboard a sailboat Throughout the 1980's and 90's Melanie's family lived aboard a 47 foot sailboat spending their summers along the US East Coast and their winters in the Bahamas But the cruising life was not all fun in the sun The family had to work hard to pay for their way of life They dodged hurricanes overzealous federal agents and bullying land kids And they endur. There were lots of people and lots of places and none of them felt like home35 stars I enjoyed this coming of age story I ve never thought about what it would be like growing up on a sailboat and what I got from this book is that it would be a different experience for each person Some people choose this lifestyle because it would expose them and their children to things in life and some because you could protect yourself and your children much easier from any influences that you were trying to avoid Melanie s parents dad definitely fell into the last category Although the boating bit of the book was fascinating for me the best part of the book was watching her grow up I liked how honest the author was about herself and her life I could really connect with her as a person and I walked away from Boat girl feeling like I knew her I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to read a well written book on an alternative lifestyle