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The Sea of Tranquility

A Novel
Millay, Katja (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Sea of Tranquility

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A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 An ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk. Two and a half years after an unspeakable tragedy left her a shadow of the girl she once was, Nastya Kashnikov moves to a new town determined to keep her dark past hidden and hold everyone at a distance. But her plans only last so long before she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person as isolated as herself: Josh Bennett. Josh's story is no secret. Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya who won't go away until she's insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But as the undeniable pull between them intensifies, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she's been hiding-or if he even wants to. The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the mira-cle of second chances.
Authors: Millay, Katja
Title: The Sea of Tranquility
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Atria Paperback,, 2013.
Edition: First Atria Paperback edition.
Characteristics: 428 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
ISBN: 9781476730943
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Report This Jan 02, 2014
  • katortiz3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent writing. Truly felt all the emotions from all the characters.

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  • JuniperAvenue rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Don't think you can read this book in leisurely installments, a chapter here and a chapter there. It is completely engrossing from the first page to the last. The novel is about Nastya, a high school senior who resorts to selective mutism to deal with a traumatic event. She meets Josh who has had traumas of his own, and they develop a friendship and one of the best slow-burn romances I have ever read. Healing comes incrementally, without cliches and stereotypes. It's a beautiful book; you read it and forget you're reading. Highly recommended.

Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • gymgurl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very very emotional book. I loved it.


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