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.
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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
You should definitely read this ! You won't be disappointed.it was a very great read super emotional but very addicting highly recommend you won't regret it
My sister recommended this book to me and I am so glad that she did. It was suspenseful, incredibly alluring, and real. Life doesn't always end with everything being ok and books shouldn't always tie up with a pretty little bow. I appreciate that this book stays true and realistic when it pretty easily could have gone another route. I fell in love with those characters and found myself growing with them as I did. Incredible book.