Monday, September 6, 2010
by Heidi R. Kling
Published June 10th 2010 by Putnam Juvenile
Hardcover, 336 pages
Placement: Reaching New Heights... barely.
Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.
She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers.
Review: I'm glad I read this book, and overall I really liked it a lot. Especially how it ended. I really thought it was an appropriate ending. The writing was heartfelt and the subject was a tough, emotional one.
There were parts of it that I didn't love that kept me from giving it a top picks rating, however it's definitely worth reading. And in case you don't know, this book is about tsunami's, not mermaids. In case anyone was confused by the title. I know one person who was when I started talking about it. ;)
P.S. once again this is a review from Guinevere (someday you will see her signature!)
AND - this is a repeat review on this blog if you don't remember that here is our link to ErinWrite's review. I figured, why not? We are all different readers and probably have different opinions!