[PDF] ❤ Boat Girl ✮ Melanie Neale – Sigilo.us

[PDF] ❤ Boat Girl  ✮ Melanie Neale – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • Boat Girl
  • Melanie Neale
  • English
  • 01 May 2019
  • 098382522X

Boat Girl 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 Endured 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 Lifestyle 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 Alike.

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10 thoughts on “Boat Girl

  1. says:

    There were lots of people and lots of places, and none of them felt like home3.5 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 tothings in life, and some because you could protect yourself and your children much easier from any influences that you were There were lots of people and lots of places, and none of them felt like home3.5 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 tothings ...

  2. says:

    You would not be far off to call Boat Girl a maritime version of Are You There God It s Me, Margaret More accurately, it begins as AYTGIMM and evolves into Forever, another Judy Blume classic, as the narrator leaves the awkwardness of puberty behind and enters the uncertainty of young adulthood.The comparison fits not just due to the subject matter a girl coming of age and dealing the all the usual social, body image and self esteem issues but also the tone, which is straightforward, conve You...

  3. says:

    My copy is a galley copy.This was a fairly quick easy read and enjoyable I loved the first half of the book and it is marvelous in evoking the atmosphere of the Bahamas and South Florida It felt like a vicarious vacation well, except for cleaning conch shells.This would be a great mid winter read Especially when snowed in The second half, I was not so enad with It was good, but darker, covering her adolescence teen issues, school, parental conflict, friendships and plans changing, My copy is a galley copy.This was a fairly quick easy read and enjoyable I loved the first half of the book and it is marvelous in evoking the atmosphere of the Bahamas and South Florida It felt like a vicarious vacation well, except for cleaning conch shells.This would be a great mid winter read Especially when snowed in The second half, I was not so enad with It was good, but darker, covering her adolescence teen issues, school, parental conflict, friendships and plans changing, love, and boat living as a young adult While it had an element of education and interest to it, it was not quite as engaging I appreciated her observations about closure and peace with family conflict and her awkward relationship with one of her parents This also lent some insight to my behavior growing upPart of it was a feminist streak and the other part of it was the ultimate in antifeminism a deeply rooted need in me to be accepted by my dad and by other men ...

  4. says:

    Loved this memoir you get a real sense of growing up in a sailor s lifestyle something most people only dream of but from the perspective of the kids taken along for the ride Great insight to family relationships and coming of age in a wholly unusual motif.

  5. says:

    I devoured this book in two sittings, the whole time with my heart in my throat I read this through the lens of being a parent of a girlchild who was born on a sailboat and has never lived on land I read this through the lens of being a family on a boat, which is the weirdest mix of totally public and totally private I read this wondering what my kids would think when I write about our voyages, and I read this wondering what my kids would write about those same voyages I also read this criti I devoured this book in two sittings, the whole time with my heart in my throat I read this through the lens of being a parent of a girlchild who was born on a sailboat and has never lived on land I read this through the lens of being a family on a boat, which is the weirdest mix of totally public and totally private I read this wondering what my kids would think when I write about our voyages, and I read this wondering what my kids would write about those same voyages I also read this critically, as a fellow editor For some reason, I could not shut off that part of my brain, as I usually do when I m engaged in pleasure reading I m absolutely in awe of the balancing act Melanie pulled off here boat writing does not happen in a va...

  6. says:

    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 intriguing.Melanie Neale spent almost all of her childhood on a sailboat with her family, and this is an accoun When I saw this book on NetGalley where I did get a copy of thi...

  7. says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Melanie at a book signing, and since I didn t grow up abroad, nor was I a young girl, I really had no desire to read this book However, Melanie was so approachable, so down to earth, I had to buy her book Since I had read Beating Windward Press other titles and highly enjoyed them, I thought what the hell and cracked the spine I am so glad I did The story was highly enjoyable, well written, and casual, and after reading it I feel as though I have a new best f I had the pleasure of meeting Melanie at a book signing, and since I didn t grow up abroad, nor was I a young girl, I really had no desire to read this book However, Melanie was so approachable, so down to earth, I had to buy her book Since I had...

  8. says:

    I really liked this book The excerpt led me to believe it would be heavily dramatic and negative which I don t like , but it wasn t at all It was very good I highly recommend it to people interested in reading about alternate lifestyles or are particularly interested in boats.

  9. says:

    Received a copy from NetGalley.I was drawn to Boat Girl when I saw that it was available because I m drawn to all things sailing, for a start Much of it I read aloud on road trips with my husband, but I read the last third or so on my own in the interest of finishing for review.Boat Girl is a very interesting read, and I enjoyed being immersed in the author s unique childhood and growing up as she lived her life on sailboats, experiencing a flow of annual rhythms and gypsy wanderings mos...

  10. says:

    A fascinating account of Melanie Neale s childhood and adolesence growing up on the family boat Chez Nous with her parents and younger sister In the winters they head off for the Bahamas and summers they return to the east coast of the United States Melanie s parents have always been unconventional and wish to broaden the horizons of their children Melanie and her sister are home schooled and as children get shunned by small town America for their unconventional lifestyle Learnin...

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