Up for Air



ISBN: 9781419733666 Categories: ,

Laurie Morrison


Thirteen-year-old Annabelle struggles in school, no matter how hard she tries. But as soon as she dives into the pool, she’s unstoppable. She’s the fastest girl on the middle school swim team, and when she’s asked to join the high school team over the summer, everything changes. Suddenly, she’s got new friends, and a high school boy starts treating her like she’s somebody special-and Annabelle thinks she’ll finally stand out in a good way. She’ll do anything to fit in and help the team make it to the Labor Day Invitational, even if it means blowing off her old friends. But after a prank goes wrong, Annabelle is abandoned by the older boy and can’t swim. Who is she without the one thing she’s good at? Heartwarming and relatable,Up for Airis a story about where we find our self-worth.

Additional information

Weight 416 g
Dimensions 14.3 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 7 May 2019
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.3 x 21.7 cm
Weight 416 g


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Laurie Morrison taught middle school for 10 years before writing Every Shiny Thing, her middle-grade debut with co-author Cordelia Jensen. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Philadelphia.