The Last True Poets of the Sea The Last True Poets of the Sea

The Last True Poets of the Sea

    • 4.2 • 17 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay and Emergency Contact will love this epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. 

The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.

Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece—the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes—and the bridges she builds along the way—may be the start of something like survival.

Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.

Young Adult
October 4
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Grades 9-17

Customer Reviews

Person•in•the•world ,

a beautiful love story

this book is one of the first i have read in the twenty years of my existence where the queer love story was not the focus of the entire book.
yes, queer representation is needed in literature, but the way most writers illustrate wlw relationships, comes off as fetishization to me as as a pansexual woman, myself.
this book didn’t focus on the written romantic relationship, but shifted the focus of the book to the plot of the story. i couldn’t put the book down.
out of the hundreds of queer literature i’ve read, this is one of the first that really captures being queer: not a trait to add to a character in a book, but an undeniable part of your identity and Drake perfected this.
Drake possesses a talent that many other queer-writing authors do not when writing lgbtq+ literature. truly an amazing book, and definitely worth reading more than once.

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