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7 Dec A girl spends the summer at her aunt’s beach house and falls for a fascinating, handsome lifeguard with supernatural healing powers. 10 Mar A review of The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal. The Lifeguard is the kind of book you want to take on a long vacation. I almost regret I. The Lifeguard. By Deborah Blumenthal. It’s an unsettled summer for Sirena. Back in Texas, her family’s splitting apart, but here in Rhode Island, at the cottage of.

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Sirena’s life it falling apart, at least she thinks so. He lowers the binoculars for a few seconds to wipe his forehead with the back of his hand and I study him face forward, struck again with how fiercely beautiful he is.

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Sirena wallows in her self pity. To ask other readers questions about The Lifeguardplease sign up.

Will Sirena be able to heal her Sirena is stuck in Maine with her Aunt for the summer, because her parents are in the middle of an ugly divorce back in Texas. View all 14 comments. One thing I like the most about it is the way it portrays a child of divorce. Confiding in her new friend and mentor Antonio, the 80 year old painter she spends her days painting with, Sirena discusses her home life and her obsession with Pilot.


It certainly gets better toward the end. He’s this perfect “Godlike” boy who saves people not only with his lifeguarding skills, but with his healing powers. He is not only good looking, no, there he also seems to hide a secret Sirena is dying to discover.

Do you see me studying you? View all 5 comments.

He does seem to have some sort of power, though. Aug 05, Tammy Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: But really, the whole divorce is merely a device to get Sirena somewhere new without parental control and meeting a new byy. Jan 23, Sam rated it really liked it. When swimming is banned due to strong riptides, Sirena decides she is going to cool off by just splashing in the water.

The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal (Book Review) – That Artsy Reader Girl

Their resolve is amazing. She makes her own drama and then gets even more drama over the consequences. He spends most of his deborsh painting on the beach. Sirena learns that ghosts just might be real after all and volunteering, especially at a hospital is not as easy as it sounds. I liked her immediately. She was a little petty and a flat character.

During her stay, she meets a few people who leave an impression on her like Pilot, who spends endless days at the beach, you know, as lifeguards tend to do. There were a couple different random things going on in it; was it a love story? Blumenthal really has a way with words. She is quirky and marches to the beat of her own drum. As well as following the lifeguard around, she follows her love for art with an old man who paints on the beach everyday.


Sirena is determined to make Pilot hers, so she strategizes on how best to accomplish it.

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Makes me need more. He was the only person I could picture well. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There are long days at the beach and intriguing encounters with him.

Instalove – Sirena runs into the lifeguard and is instantly smitten. I enjoyed her riding a bicycle around the small town or mostly to the beach and the conversations blumsnthal had with Antonio an old man who is an artist lideguard herself Blumenthal’s unique textured writing style fades you in and out of each chapter slowly weaving a magically multi-layered story.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in a good beach read that is not just fluff. I would just walk around shirtless and be like, “Touch my abs, you know you want to!