Lindsey Scheibe (Flux, May 2013)(ages 12+). It's the summer before senior year. Best friends and fellow surfers Ford and Grace are at different crossroads: Ford wants to move their relationship to the next level while padding his resume with an internship at Grace's father's law firm. Grace wants to somehow break free from the Ivy League track her parents have placed her on.
But that means she'll have to pay for college on her own. So she enters a major surfing competition, one being judged by the coach of the UCSD surfing team, in hopes of winning and landing a scholarship.
And that means, she doesn't have time for Ford. At least not in that way...
RIPTIDE offers an engaging narrative told in alternating voices -- a thoroughly entertaining read about an epic summer of change.