The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I hate my left hand.
This is not a book I think I would normally pick. But a fellow blogger was talking about it & recommended it so I thought I'd step out of my book-comfort-zone & check it out. I'm so glad I did.
This is the story of two teenagers who have had rough plates of life handed to them.
Nastya, the girl who had died & came back... but came back broken. She had a life ahead of her as a piano player but how, she's the girl who doesn't speak to anyone & is a mystery to the whole school... & even her family.
Josh Bennett, a guy who has lost everyone in his family. He is no stranger to death & how much it can take away from you.
These are two outcasts... & they prefer it that way... but they are drawn to each other.
The relationship these two have is so much deeper then a normal teenage relationship, with the life experiences they both have. The things they want to not remember or share but is a part of them.
I loved every character in this book. Finding out what happened to "Nastya" & the horrible event that caused her death, both physically... & mentally. Seeing the person Josh Bennett is when he is on his own & has to take care of himself & clinging to memories of his lost family. Drew, the friend to both of them, who is cocky & the guy everyone loves, but the person only his close friends truly know. The relationship between Drew & Nastya just warmed my heart.
I never want to give too much away in reviews because I want everyone else to be surprised as I was... I just know I loved this book. Loved the characters. Love the story. I was actually sad to let them go on the last page.
I will say, this book contains a LOT of language... I'm not usually a fan of that at all. It deals with real teenage relationships. It deals with abuse. It deals with serious topics. Its a heavy book... wrapped up in a sweetness that you don't expect. It makes you root for these two people.
I'm glad I took the hint to try something new... I have new characters in my mind that have touched me.
And I tell him, "Your garage"
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