A Possibility of Whales (Hardcover)

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If you liked The Girl in the Well is Me, you will love Rivers' coming of age story about 12 year old Natalia. Nat struggles with normal issues and not so normal dilemmas, such as how to live with paparazzi, who her mother is or how to handle a transgender friend she is attracted to. You will want to adopt Nat's "perfect" words, love "The Bird" and hope you too will love a possibility of whales.

— Andie


The story of a girl who--thanks to her friends, her famous dad, and a chance encounter with a whale--learns the true meaning of family.

Twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine Gallagher loves possibilities: the possibility that she'll see whales on the beach near her new home, that the boy she just met will be her new best friend, that the photographers chasing her actor father won't force Nat and her dad to move again. Most of all, Nat dreams of the possibility that her faraway mother misses and loves Nat--and is waiting for Nat to find her.

The thing is, Nat doesn't even know who her mother is. She left Nat as a baby, and Nat's dad refuses to talk about it. Nat knows she shouldn't need a mom, but she still feels like something is missing.

In this heartfelt story about family, friendship, and growing up, Nat's questions lead her on a journey of self-discovery that will change her life forever.

About the Author

Karen Rivers's books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards and have been published in multiple languages. When she's not writing, reading, or visiting schools, she can usu-ally be found hiking in the forest that flourishes behind her tiny old house in Victoria, British Columbia, where she lives with her two kids, two dogs, and two birds. Find her online at karenrivers.com and on Twitter: @karenrivers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616207236
ISBN-10: 161620723X
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English