Friday, July 2, 2010
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Author: Heidi R. Kling
Published: June 2010
Source: Won in contest
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
And Sea’s real adventure begins.
I don't even know what to say about this book. I thought that I would start it before bed and just read a little of it. Before I know it I was three quarters of the way through and unable to stop. It completely sucked me in, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
I really felt a connection to Sienna. I felt a connection to all of the characters. They were all real, three dimensional, and called out to me. Deni was an especially strong character, and his story broke my heart. A lot of this book broke my heart, but then it would put it back together again.
I feel like I know a lot more about the tsunami now that I've read this book. I was almost crying through some of it, it was so terrible. I really feel for the people who actually had to live through it.
I don't know what else to say, I loved this book so much. The only thing that I could want would maybe be more backstory of Sienna's life before she went to Indonesia. If the only complaint that I have is that I want more, I think that the book is pretty darn good!
Basically: I loved, loved, loved it!
Overall: 50/50 A+
Title/Cover Comments: This cover is one of my favorite. It's beautiful and absolutely pefect. The title is very fitting as well. Gorgeous!