Research Paper On Soul Surfer

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In life so many things can happen that we are not prepared for, but it takes guts to get through what this young girl has. Soul Surfer is the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003. Bethany spent three long weeks recovering from this life changing experience. After finding her way she courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. The real life story of Soul Surfer is successfully brought to life through the use of great acting, realistic scenes, and really satisfactory directing. Soul Surfer is a very heart wrenching story about a thirteen year old girl that has a terrible incident while doing something she loves so much. According to a Bethany Hamilton Biography she was born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii on February 8, 1990 to Thomas and Cherilyn Hamilton. Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii had a population of 6,455 people in 2010. She has two older brothers Noah who is eight years older than her, and Timothy who is four years older (Bethany Hamilton). During the shark attack Timothy Hamilton was in the library at the high school and Noah was asleep at home. In Soul Surfer Bethany is played by AnnaSophia Robb who is known to play in films such as Because of Winn Dixie, Bridge to Terabithia, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (imdb). According to Imdbs article on Soul Surfer it also stars Dennis Quaid as Bethany’s father, and Helen Hunt as her mother. The movie does
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