YA – Caught Inside: A Surfing Passage

Caught Inside: A Surfing PassageCaught Inside
by Lauren Angulo
Publisher: SurferSeen Inc.
ISBN: 978-0615629179
Published: September 2012
Pages: 150
Genre: Young Adult, Coming of Age

Caught Inside is a compelling coming-of-age story that explores the interwoven fates of a young competitive surfer clinging to life following a fluke accident, and the cynical, older ex-pro surfer who reluctantly rescues him. Other than residing on a magnificently beautiful island with epic waves, the two main characters have little in common beyond their freak ocean encounter.

When the story moves to to Kaimana’s room in the ICU, Kekoa finds himself mysteriously drawn to the young surfer’s bedside, sneaking past nurses and doctors to gain access. At the hospital, Kekoa talks story with the unresponsive Kai, sharing surfing experiences that shaped his life. As Kai’s awareness of the stranger’s presence intensifies, he recalls his own turning points, all while slipping deeper into unconsciousness. With Kai’s health deteriorating, Kekoa begins to see through his lingering depression and when Kai’s doctors make an astonishing revelation to Kekoa, he realizes he urgently needs to do whatever possible to try to guide Kai back to a conscious state. Can Kekoa save Kai’s life a second time? Will two lives be revived trying to save one?

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