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The Girl from the Sea - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"The Girl from the Sea" by Molly Knox Ostertag

“Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She's desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends...who don't understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan's biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn't seem so stifling anymore. But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface...whether Morgan is ready or not.”

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author and the world of The Girl from the Sea:

Molly Knox Ostertag’s website:

Molly Knox Ostertag discusses and reads excerpts of The Girl from the Sea for the Virtual Toronto Comic Arts Festival:

Myths and Folklore wiki’s page on selkies:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ page on seals and sea lions:

Last Chance for Lighthouse Point: a site dedicated to preventing the building of a cruise ship port from destroying the local coral reef in the Bahamas:

Included as well: a word search, a design your own selkie outfit, and two seal coloring sheets!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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