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Pub: June 10, 2012, Publisher: Putnam
Still haunted by nightmares of her mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Sienna Jones reluctantly travels to Indonesia with her father’s relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post traumatic stress disorder-something Sienna knows a lot about. Since her mother’s plane went missing over the Indian Ocean three years before, Sienna doesn’t do anything if it involves the ocean or planes, so this trip is a big step forward.
But the last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage, and just so happens to be HOT. When Deni hears a rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn’t think twice about running away with him to the epicenter of the disaster. Unfortunately, what they find there could break both their hearts.
A compelling summer romance, Sea marks the arrival of a stunning new voice in YA.
What a magnificent YA novel by Heidi Kling. SEA will sweep you up and hold you to the very last page. An impressive book about the power of a tsunami and the impact on the human beings who survived and picked up the pieces. This is a beautifully written, sensitive story that brings you front and center to the horrific aftermath we saw on TV after the tsunami in Indonesia. The MC, Sienna, is a fifteen-year-old who travels to Indo with her father to help some children in an orphanage. Sienna has her own painful history to deal with, which is interwoven into this story – the fragility of life and the power of love are two major themes. I dare you not to be moved!