A powerful young adult novel about the importance of friendship and love for teen girls.
Sea Dreamer is about relationships, especially that of Cassie and Rana - who have been friends since they were tiny girls.
When this once strong friendship begins to disintegrate Cassie tries to hold onto Rana, tries to hang on to the way things were. But in life nothing ever remains the same.
Then when Cassie discovers through a school project the possibility that an ancestor who lived in the 16th century may have been a pirate, she uses it as an anchor in the now turbulent friendship.
Cassie, who lives within the smell of the sea, is a sea dreamer. So strongly linked are her thoughts and moods to the sea, it's as if she was born on the ever-ebbing tide. She relates much of her inner and outer world to the spirit of the sea.
With a wonderful sense of place - the wild, striking coastline of Otago, New Zealand - this novel is the
perfect read for young teenage girls.