In the Same Boat is the hugely entertaining blend of romance and thrilling adventure that you never knew you needed.
It's the eve of the Texas River Odyssey, and Sadie Scofield is finally ready for the 265-mile canoe race. It's three days of grueling, nonstop paddling, where every turn of the river reveals new challenges -- downed trees, poisonous snakes, alligators -- but the dangers are all worth it. Reaching the finish line is the only way for Sadie to redeem herself for last year, when one small mistake spiraled into disaster.
Sadie has spent a year training, and she’s ready for anything . . . except for her brother ditching her at the last minute for a better team.
She has no choice but to team up with Cully, her former best friend turned worst enemy. Everything about him irritates her, from his stupid handsome face to the way he holds his paddle. But as the miles pass, the pain builds, and family secrets come to light, Sadie realizes she'll have to work with Cully instead of against him. Last year's race was a catastrophe, but this year's race just might change her life in ways she never imagined.
With an unforgettable heroine and an immersive setting, Holly Green's captivating debut promises heart-stopping action and a swoony romance that will leave you cheering.
Holly Green has never paddled in a 265-mile canoe race, but she has paddled a 16-mile race, and that feels like a reasonable length. She is a former potter turned tech trainer turned writer who loves travel, hiking, and swimming. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in central Texas with her family.
Praise for In the Same Boat:
* "This must-have adventure will have teens at the edge of their seats." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"An incredibly vivid, fast-paced adventure full of heart. Inspiring and unforgettable." -- Yamile Saied Méndez, author of Furia
"This is one of the most satisfying books I’ve ever read, so touching, gripping, gorgeous. It is going to stay with me long after I’ve read it. I want to hold onto it, like the hand of a treasured friend." -- Kim Purcell, author of This is Not a Love Letter
"Totally engrossing. I've never read anything like it." -- Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan and Four Days of You and Me
"Both fast-paced and tender, In the Same Boat beautifully and satisfyingly explores the fierce and tender bonds of family and all the different journeys our hearts take us on." -- Meg Leder, author of The Museum of Heartbreak and Letting Go of Gravity
"This debut presents a convincing, resilient voice in Sadie, who expresses her thoughts on everything from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to sexuality and environmentalism . . . an engaging story with an endearing narrator." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Debut author Green, an experienced rower, writes a thrill-a-minute adventure/romance...this engrossing novel covers two journeys: a physical trek that has the teens battling for survival, and Sadie's internal arc as she sorts out truths about the long-term war between her family and Cully's, and the incident that drove them apart." -- Publishers Weekly