Review: Water Baby

Water Baby – Ross Campbell

One of Brody’s legs was bitten off by a shark while she was surfing.  Now she sits around in bad-ass, skimpy outfits feeling sorry for herself and dreaming of shape-shifting sharks.  Her best friend has been trying to take care of her and things are going well enough until Brody’s no-good-ex Jake shows up and pukes all over the apartment.  So Brody decides to drive him back home to New York.  So…not a whole lot happens, outside of the shark attack at the beginning of the story.  But the way that Brody is tough and damaged and unknowable is appealing enough along with the strength of the portrayal of her relationships to make this a worthwhile read.

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