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The year is 1972. Fifteen-year-old Haunani “Nani” Grace Nuuhiwa is transplanted from her home in Hawaii to Santa Monica, California after her father’s fatal heart attack. Now the proverbial fish-out-of-water, Nani struggles to adjust to her new life with her alcoholic white (haole) mother and the lineup of mean girls who rule State Beach.
Following “The Rules”—an unspoken list of dos and don’ts—Nani makes contact with Rox, the leader of the lineup. Through a harrowing series of initiations, Nani not only gets accepted into the lineup, she gains the attention of surf god, Nigel McBride. But maintaining stardom is harder than achieving it. Nani is keeping several secrets that, if revealed, could ruin everything she’s worked so hard to achieve. Secret #1: She’s stolen her dad’s ashes and hidden them from her mom. Secret #2: In order to get in with Rox and her crew, she spied on them and now knows far more than they could ever let her get away with. And most deadly of all, Secret #3: She likes girls, and may very well be in love with Rox.
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Sky Pony Press is a publisher of quality and commercial children’s and teen books for readers ages 0-16. Our eclectic list, started in fall 2011, includes picture books, fiction, educational books, novelty books, midgrade and cherished classics. Sky Pony Press titles have received numerous awards, including the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal and 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medal. To learn more about the team, our books and authors, and to stay apprised of our recent activity, visit our blog at skyponypressblog.com!