Soul Surfer is written by Bethany Hamilton who believes in faith, God, and family. She lives in Kauai, Hawaii with her family who are all surfers. Bethany lives to surf, but people thought she wouldn't get back when something changed her life, forever. In 2003, Bethany was attacked by a shark and she lost 60% of her blood. Bethany had the courage to get back in the water and is now a paroffessional surfer. Thsi book's message: never give up on anything, and follow your dreams with God, friends, and family.