Reviewer Roundup: “If there ever was a book to remind me of the social hierarchy at school, ‘Girl Out of Water’ is it”

Nat Luurtsema’s ‘Girl Out of Water’ has had all of us at MP! in stitches.


But you know, you don’t have to just take OUR word for it.
This time we turn to the Twirling Book Princess (‘TP’ for short from here), and Laura from Laura’s Little Book Blog to give us the lowdown. 

First things first, how was Lou as a protagonist? “I connected with Lou so much and my empathy for her was almost palpable” says Laura. And TP adds that “our MC is a terrific girl, and I just loved her from the first page.”


But it wasn’t just the main character that was winning in this book, Laura says that all the characters “were just brilliant” even if “Lou was obviously my favourite.”

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TP goes on to says that “I really loved when she found Gabe, Roman, and Pete. They were such delightful characters, and I loved what they planned, and also loved the dedication that our MC puts in it.”


However, for TP, “Gabriel also became a quick favourite of mine and was hoping that there would be a development there- without wanting to say too much.”


She continues: “If there ever was a book to remind me of the social hierarchy at school, ‘Girl Out of Water’ is it. Nat Luurtsema portrays the angst of being a teenager so well that it felt like being back at school myself.”


Laura says that “despite all Lou’s misfortunes though, this is actually a really funny read and I mean that genuinely. There were a lot of laugh out loud moments that were so on point and Lou’s Dad particularly had me in stitches.”


And that “it also managed to have a fresh and unique storyline that actually made this a fun read.”

Some final words from TP: “All in all, this is a book that will make you laugh, it will make you cheer, you will want to shake your fist at characters, you will swoon, and much more!”


Laura: “A thoroughly enjoyable book with lots of laugh-out-loud moments.”

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