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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Review: Sea by Heidi R. Kling

Review: Sea by Heidi R. Kling

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

Sea by Heidi R. Kling was by far the most truthful and devesating
books I have read so far this year. When the tusnami hit Indonisia in
christmas of 2004 I could only imagine what those affected by the wave
must have felt. To loose everything you loved: family, homes, your
life. The story of Sienna, or Sea, is a story of a girl trying to find
herself. I feel that this was a story that needed to be told, as I was reading it I was reminded of what I was so fortunite to have. Every day we complain about something or another when in reality we have nothing to complain about. Heidi R. Kling has painted a beautiful picture of the Indonesia, I was able to picture the Orphange and the village that Deni and Sea drove through. I loved how during the story of a girl looking for acceptance in herself, and the slow but steady rise in confidence of orphanded children, there was a love story. Even though Deni and Sea only knew each other for a short period of time the chemistry was there. I could feel the devotion that they had for each other, and it was a bitter sweetness when they had to part. I loved that the love story, was not the main story, but that the choices that Sea made in order to become the girl she had once been. This book shows you that no matter how hard life gets, no matter how far you seem to fall, there is allways hope. I give this book an A++
and now I leave you with my favorite quote from the book, from Deni:

"We do not choose what happens to us. We can only choose what we do after. What we do now. We can only choose to keep going"

1 comment:

  1. Sam I LOVE this review! I can't wait until I can get a copy! You've hooked me on it! (BTW, if you reply to this, text me cuz I haven't figured out how to get alerts on comments. lol)