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is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
reviewed list” is smaller I will no longer accept any more e-books for review.
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January 28, 2011

Review: Sea by Heidi R Kling



Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother's accidental disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen year old California girl Sienna "Sea" Jones reluctantly travels with her father's volunteer team to six months post-tsunami Indonesia. During her stay at the orphanage, she meets scarred and soulful 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 is her psychiatrist father so secretive about her mother's plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to the truth. And Sea's real adventure begins. Excerpt from Heidi’s website.

Sea is such a heart wrecking beautiful story.

What I really enjoyed about this series was that the main character Sienna learned more about herself through helping those who were less off than her. Sienna meets several characters that help shape her along the way the most notable being Deni and Ellie.

Ellie is such a sweet little girl that I think you will ever read in a novel. Every time Ellie said “Hello” it made me laugh at her cuteness. Sienna takes on the role as a “big sister” to Ellie and Heidi makes their relationship feel so real and effortless.

Deni on the other hand shows Sienna that she needs to loosen up and open up to people instead of shutting everyone out like she had done to Spider – Sienna’s childhood friend. Deni’s background information is devastating – I bawled my eyes out. I couldn’t imagine going through what his family went through during the tsunami. I am so glad that he got a happy ending he totally deserved it.

Overall this was a great read, especially those who want to read something other than paranormal and are into novels with different cultures.

The Results:

4.5 out of 5
Would I like my 15 year old sister read: You bet

The Details:

Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 336 Pages, 6 x 8.5 x 1 in
Published: June 15, 2010
Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group
ISBN - 10:0399251634
ISBN - 13:9780399251634

Cassay Sig