A few weeks ago, I got something awesome in the mail: Joss's book series! Today, the books finally released to the public, so here's my first post all about Joss and her first book!
Full Name: Jocelyn Elizabeth Kendrick
Who she is: An athletic girl who's always looking for new ways to soar
Where she lives: Huntington Beach, California
Favorite activities: Surfing, cheerleading and skateboarding
Best friends: Her 'Surf Sister' Sofia and Brooklyn, a girl on her cheer team
Siblings: Two older brothers, Dylan (14) and Liam (18)
Fun fact: She was born deaf in her left ear and uses a hearing aid on her right
What changes her life: Being dared to join the cheerleading team by her brother
What she discovers: Nothing can stop you from accomplishing your dreams
Great news, guys... THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE BACK! Here's Joss's friends and family:
Sofia Goto: Joss's best friend who also enjoys surfing and skateboarding. She likes making art out of beach litter.
Mr. Kendrick: Joss's dad, who enjoys woodworking.
Mrs. Kendrick: Joss's mom, who is also a surfer.
Brooklyn Tillerman: A cheerleader at Joss's gym who she befriends.
Mila: A cheerleader at Joss's gym who judges her for being a 'surfer girl' at first, but learns to accept her.
Cassie: A girl on Joss's cheer team.
Lily: A girl on Joss's cheer team.
Murph: Joss's English bulldog, who was taught to surf and skateboard by Sofia.
Dylan: Joss's 14 year old brother who likes surfing, photography and filmmaking.
Nico: Dylan's surfer friend.
Liam; Joss's 18 year old brother who drives a Volkswagen van and works at Sofia's mom's store.
Reina: Nico's brother and Liam's girlfriend, who is also a cheerleader.
Coach Kara: Joss's cheerleading coach.
Tina Hart (not related to Anna Hart): Joss's surfing idol who organizes a video contest with the prize of surfing with her. Her motto is "Be all in, 100%", which reminds me of another motto from an anime I watch...
Mrs. Goto: Sofia's mom, who runs a surf store.
Harper: Sofia's friend from school
Now, I'm going to recap the books for you guys with the godly ILLUSTRATIONS!
SPOILERS START HERE!
We're starting at Book 1:
For reference, here's the summary (Even though it didn't do the book justice): "When the surf's up, she pops out her hearing aid, hops on her board and paddles out to the lineup. Joss is stoked to enter a surfing video contest with her friend Sofia and Murph, the surfing bulldog. If she can master a killer aerial like the frontside air and get her brother Dylan to catch it on video, maybe she'd even have a shot at winning. But Dylan throws her a curve: he dares her to try out for the cheer team. No way--Joss can't see herself as a cheerleader ... She's 100% surfer girl, and Dylan knows it! Still, if she takes him up on his dare, then maybe he'll help her with the video. It's worth a try, right?"
The book begins with Joss and Sofia surfing together, having fun. They then find out about a surfing video competition where the prize is to meet pro surfer Tina Hart, get a board signed by her, and surf with her. Joss, being a big fan of Tina, is estatic and wants to enter with Sofia.