Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Amiee Friedman; Sea Change




Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science. . .and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.

There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship. . .and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?


My Review
Sea Change to me was more of a coming of age book. It leads you to acknowledge yourself for who you really are. It also gives you a sense of acceptance. Miranda seemed to grow as the story did. Finding out that what lies on the surface isn’t what’s in the deep blue.

The separation of Miranda and previous Beau (true southerner speaking) leaves her open to so many possibilities she only has to look to see. It leads to an epic romance. I really felt the connection between Miranda and Leo. Miranda feels deep down there is something different about mysterious Leo. If there is he isn’t telling. Miranda’s mother is still hard to understand. Her mood swings leave you wondering if she is still hiding something.

The book left you wanting more and it seems there might be a sequel to this. It left a lot to the imagination, which can be annoying but she made it work with awesomeness. I really hope there is a sequel maybe then we will find out some answers. This was unique in the YA book world. I do recommend it!
Bravo to Aimee Friedman for keeping me guessing and hoping for a series.

  

25 comments:

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

This has been on my library list for weeks now. Hopefully I get it soon. Sounds like a winner!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I LOVED this book. I reviewed it and interviewed the author back in Sept.

http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2009/09/interview-with-aimee-friedman-author-of.html

bianca_riot said...

Firstly, the cover is very graceful and elegant.
Miranda sounds like a character i could relate to, and will definitely check it out. Thanks for the review!

Charlotte said...

I agree with you--I was left wanting a little more. And I love the cover and the title!

Giada M said...

This book sounds amazing!*__* Added on my wishlist! Thank you for your review!^O^



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elizabeth said...

Nice review! This book sounds like something I would enjoy. THanks :)

InABox said...

Sea Change sounds like it was written with grace and delicacy. I'm glad you liked it!

Alex said...

I will probably pick this up if I don't have anything else to buy.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love the cover of this book. The story sounds interesting. :-)

Katy said...

Sounds very interesting.. I love the variety you have on this site.. Have you heard if there will be a sequel?

Sara said...

Mmmm! Epic romance! I've been meaning to read this forever - I'll bump it up on my list!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Samantha said...

Seems like a really good book. I'll have to go find it. Thanks for the review.

Angelia said...

This sounds really good! Your blog is making my TBR list really long!

YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! This book has been on my wishlist for a while, and I'm glad that you liked it!

EVA SB said...

There is something about teenagers on Islands that I find intriguing.
I look forward to reading this book.

Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops said...

I've read good things about this book! And I've heard a lot of people hoping for a sequel :) May have to pick it up, by the sounds of it! :)

Brodie said...

Wow, this sounds great! I'm so glad I read your review. I've seen the cover for Sea Change a few times but I never got around to reading the full synopsis or a review. It's so going on my wishlist now!

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Brianna Bruce said...

Oh, I want to read this so badly! Anything that is related to the sea intrigues me (even if it's just in the title). Fabulous review!

Erika said...

i read this book, and i agree, it was not just a love story, but a coming-of-age one as well. at times i felt i was left hanging, but it all worked in the end. aimee friedman writes prose like a dream! this was a lovely read.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

I want to read this book so bad!!!

Amy J
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Tina said...

I've seen some great reviews of this book in some other sites, and I like the plot, so I think I'll love it. By the way, great review!

Precious said...

This sounds so awesome! Great review! You just made my hands itch to buy this.

ChickLitGirl said...

Great review!
I loved Sea change. The romance was really sweet- except yeah it left me wanting more in the end!

Readerly Person said...

That cover is fantastic! From your review I can tell I'll be wanting sequels as well!

- Rebecca
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