Reichardt, Marisa Underwater 279 pages, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2016. $17.99, Language: PG-13(swears: 9; “f”: 1) Mature Content: PG; Violence: G
Morgan is a teen who can’t leave her apartment because of a traumatizing moment that occurred a year before. When a new neighbor moves in to the apartment next to her, Morgan feels like she has something worth leaving her apartment for. She feels like the boy next door is calling her out. The only problem is her past and how scared she is of the outside world. Can Morgan finally step out of her doorway and face the world again, or will she be confined to her fears and stay were she is?
I liked this book quite a bit because I could find myself in the pages. I am scared sometimes and feel like never coming out of my room. Mature Content is PG because it talks a lot about the state of mind, terrorizing pasts, and mental therapy.
HS - OPTIONAL Student Reviewer: JM(8th grade)