Swimming is more than a sport to the Hall siblings. For Amy, it’s a chance to break free of her sister’s Olympic-sized shadow and carve out her own lane in the pool. For Cathleen, it’s a choice between a personal life or professional career. Kenzie sees swimming as a curse. He wants to pursue acting, but quitting the sport would mean throwing out an athletic scholarship to a top University. And for Noah, swimming is a reminder. That his boyfriend died in a freak pool accident. That he’s spent the last year grieving alone, because no one knows he was in a relationship.
Jealousy and resentment have divided the Hall siblings for years. But when Kenzie is threatened with expulsion and Cathleen is outed as queer, Amy and Noah must decide whether to come to the aid of their siblings, or admit that they are responsible for what happened and potentially destroy their family ties forever.
START THE CLOCK is a contemporary YA novel with 4 POVs. Two of the Hall siblings are queer, and that aspect of the story is #OwnVoices. I swam competitively for ten years, so most of my knowledge of the sport comes from personal experience.
Last Edit: May 17, 2018 12:30:11 GMT -5 by sabrina