You can't keep Bethany Hamilton out of the waves, or more importantly out of surf competitions. But when she discovers that she didn't make it for the state amateur surfing competition, it dawns on Bethany that she now has more time to spend on the mission trip to Mexico her Youth Group is doing. The Youth Group leaves to Mexico with willing hearts and prepared minds... Or so they think... When they get there, they're thrust into the relization that not everybody has a great home to live in, a paying job, and warm meals each day. Bethany and some of her other friends plan to go and help out at an orphanage. But when a tragidy smashes into Bethany's life, she'll have to choose between a chance of a lifetime, or the chance to keep her word. This book made me relize that not everybody has what I'm blessed with continuously every day. It was fast paced and made me want to help more in my community.