Her desire to help trumps her reluctancy and at the orphanage she meets Deni, a boy who fled the tsunami but still holds hope for finding his father. Together they connect over what they've lost and what they have to live for.
Sea was a novel I had known about for a while but had never paid much attention to. I had no idea what it was actually about and my eyes glazed over when I saw the book trailer. Looking at the trailer now, it has an effect because I know the story but before, nothing. I reserved it from my library and left it waiting for me until right before it was due back. It was an easy deadline.
I've been finding that books I wouldn't have rushed to read or buy straight from the store are the ones I can really love. I'm glad I took a chance on Sea. I was side-stepping a potentially depressing read. I may not be a sunshine and rainbows reader but I like to balance out my emotions where I can.
Sea was wonderful. It seemed so tangible, I felt like I was travelling through the novel with Sienna, not just in the places she went but her personal journey. I was fascinated to read about Indonesia, learning about the customs and seeing into the lives of those who were affected by the tsunami.
The characters are wonderful and I loved reading every moment of the book and being placed somewhere new and so real. Heidi R. Kling tells a beautiful story that transends cultures and enlightens her readers. At least, that's how I felt. I loves reading Sea and I can see myself reading it again. The only thing I can thing to say to give it justice is to encourage you to read it and discover its wonders for yourself.
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