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The Sea of Tranquility

A Novel

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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 mira­cle of second chances.

Customer Reviews


this book was great. the beginning was slow but the middle and end were so good that it's worth it. there's a story for the people who like to see two young teenagers find love even though their pasts are holding them back. Both of the characters are amazing with a really complicated backgrounds but their backgrounds are what really help them connect and they realize that they both have hardships but together they can figure it out. I love the story love the characters love the plot. nothing like i have ever read

Love !

You should definitely read this ! You won't be was a very great read super emotional but very addicting highly recommend you won't regret it

Not what I'd hoped

1st star I took off is because even though it's told in both POV's it's like reading the same thoughts. Most times when this is done there's a big difference in the way the male thinks than the female, and it should be. In this book even when the boy is talking the style is no different than the female. It seems that the author just tried this style but couldn't pull it off
The 2nd star I deducted was because there are so many boring, insignificant details that I just got bored. For example, she notices someone is carrying a sketch pad while she usually carries a notebook and then follows 6 paragraphs as to why he may feel connected to his book verses her with hers. There must be a class that contemporary writers are given that they are taught to fill up a book with "deep" thoughts when in truth I find that so boring. I found myself skipping through just looking for the italics just so I would know when someone spoke. It's what many people do when trying to stretch the information one has on a certain topic that has a set amount of pages that need to be done to be considered complete but there's not enough factual information so it's stretched. My English teacher had a phrase he used for this sort of writing. He called it a " high level extraction of blurb"
I'll end it by saying that even though they both seem to be decent characters I didn't feel any attraction between them. I was let down after reading all the good reviews. It was just alright as far as I'm concerned.

The Sea of Tranquility
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: New Adult
  • Published: Nov 13, 2012
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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