Album: Soul Surfer (Film Score)
Artist: Marco Beltrami
Description: A surprising score from a composer who gained a lot of his renown from Vin Diesel movies, the soundtrack mixes the music of Hawaii, the courageous persistence of a female protagonist, and the grandeur of the ocean. A beautiful work that is both big and yet intimate, it reinforces the determination of the protagonist in the film to get back on her board after a shark attack that took one of her arms. Great for writing any young adult books of triumph over tragedy.