Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema

240 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary sports young adult funny fast-paced


After a young swimmer's dreams come to a screeching halt, she finds new, unlikely (boy) friends and a side of herself that she didn't know existed, in this hilarious YA debut. Louise Brown dreams of qualifying for the Olympics. Her swimming times ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 136 reviews


funny 100%
lighthearted 83%
hopeful 33%
relaxing 33%
adventurous 16%
emotional 16%
inspiring 16%


medium 50%
fast 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 83% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 16% | No: 16% | Yes: 16%

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