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Goodre helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book . Preview — Hippie Chick by Joseph Monninger. After her sailboat capsizes, fifteen-year-old Lolly Emmerson is rescued by manatees and taken to a mangrove key in the Everglades, where she forms a bond with her aquatic companions while struggling to survive.
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Oct 30, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: trt-gold-star-award-winner , trt-posted-reviews , read-by-other-reviewers. Seriously, if you have a chance to read it, run, don't walk, and grab the chance. Lolly Emmerson is an independent fifteen-year-old who sets out for an evening sail in the Florida Keys. She leaves a note for her mother as her neighbor suggests and he out in the small bo Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo. She leaves a note for her mother as her neighbor suggests and he out in the small boat she has handled by herself on countless sails.
This time events conspire against her when the boat hits some underwater wreckage, causing it to overturn. Lolly is thrown overboard with only her life vest for support. After hours of struggling and a bump against her leg that she is sure is a bull shark, Lolly manages to climb onto the floundering boat. Her fragile hold on the disabled craft doesn't last long, and she slips back into the water, and what she believes to be certain death. As Lolly beautifully relates her story, she describes the arrival of three manatees. One of the huge, gentle creatures allows her to cling to him as they make their way to a feeding area in a tiny mangrove bay.
Lolly credits the manatees with her eventual survival, but once rescued, she finds it difficult to relate her curious adventure to news reporters and interested friends. Many authors of survivor tales focus on frightening, desperate attempts to beat nature and hang on until help arrives. Joseph Monninger tells this story in a different way.
The focus is on the mysterious, sensitive side of nature. Lolly experiences a deep connection to her manatee rescuers that only she can understand. Monninger gives readers a wonderful peek into Lolly's emotional, life-changing experience. Jan 09, Lisa Pfeffer rated it it was amazing Shelves: young-adult.
If you like manatees this is a great story. It has adventure, sailiing, and love all rolled into one book. Mar 05, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: ya. Jul 15, Int'l librarian rated it liked it Shelves: grade-7 , grade-8 , grade-9 , grade , grades , survival. I like the idea behind this book. Disaster girl has miracle epiphany. With Manatees! Good student. Loves her mom. Interested in reading and writing and preserving the planet. No sex, but only because Lolly wants to get that much better at making out first.
And her onl I like the idea behind this book. And her only attraction to this guy is that he likes boats as much as she does, and he happens to have a hot body. Lolly is a veteran sailor, which makes the first person play-by-play of her capsizing that much more believable. That makes it tougher when the plot moves from practical to mystical.
The manatees appear, Lolly hops aboard, and she spends a lot of time trying to explain how practical she still is, while the implausibilities build. Lolly does what can can to hang on, kind of similar to what I felt in trying to reconcile the scenes. Apr 01, Caroline rated it it was amazing.
Jan 08, Shirley rated it really liked it. Monninger seems to always grab your heart. Apr 06, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: tween-coming-of-age-girl , teen-nature , teen-coming-of-age-girl , tween-girl. Just as all seems lost, a surprising endangered hero arrives. With Lolly's first person, past tense narrative, readers need not wonder if Lolly will find a way back to a human population, but Monninger builds in plenty of suspense in the how, the fate of her rescuers, and the impact her adventures have on her relationships, both with people and with nature.
Monninger's somewhat one-note, heavy handed storyline survives due to his protagonist, Lolly- the title "Hippie Chick," though tacking that label to her feels like a strained attempt to identify with teen micro-cliques, or that the story was built around a character development exercise, and Monninger didn't bother to change the tale's title.
Lolly deserves better. She offers a refreshingly confident young woman full of delightful seeming contradictions that bring her to life: she embraces and enjoys her sexuality without shame, but without abandon, noting that "teens having sex is like trying to fill a swimming pool with the drain open. View 1 comment. Jun 23, Amber rated it it was ok Shelves: childrens-fiction.
This short book can be summed up as a mix of Hoot and Nim's Island type material. A 15 year old girl goes sailing, has an accident, gets saved by a manatee, lives on an island for a few days, and then gets rescued. She becomes famous after being video taped riding on a manatee which then she has things to say about them when she appears on tv talk shows.
With it being a teen book the only drawback I could see is the relationship between the 15 year old and her 20 year old boyfriend. But that also This short book can be summed up as a mix of Hoot and Nim's Island type material.
But that also can be positive as in the book nothing more than kissing takes place and the private togetherness comes toward the end but still no sex mentioned and is parent approved. The author handles this in a very good light I think. HE shows the mom's disapproval and then her approval once she gets to know the boyfriend. Also, the two have a real cool relationship in that neither one shows the cligging, don't be with anyone else attitude.
They sorta have an adult aspect about it. It also shows how she goes to college. That is a positive aspect also. Overall, a good book. Jan 17, Sandra rated it really liked it Shelves: books-read-in , library-books , everglades , florida , joseph-monninger , manatees , sailing. I didn't realize that this book was for teens until I noticed the sticker from the library.
I got the book because I love Jossph Monninger's writing and wanted to of his books. I really enjoyed reading this one, loved the setting and the main character, Lolly and learned alot about manatees. Here is a brief synopsis from Amazon: year-old Lolly short for Lollipop Emmerson is a free-spirit, what others call; the hippie child of a hippie woman.
Her favorite thing to do is sail her I didn't realize that this book was for teens until I noticed the sticker from the library. Her favorite thing to do is sail her Boston Whaler in the Florida Keys. One night she runs into an underwater obstacle and the boat founders. After Lolly is knocked out and separated from the boat, she realizes that she's done for and accepts her own fate.
That's when the manatees arrive. Hippie Chick is the story of a girl who forges a bond with these amazing creatures that defies the facile explanations others try to impose. It is a story of survival and enlightenment. Dec 10, Janet Lynch rated it liked it Shelves: young-adult. It was disappointing to me that this novel has nothing to do with hippies, but I read it anyway.Old florida boy looking for hippie chick
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