REVIEW: SEA by Heidi Kling

SEA by Heidi R. Kling

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (June 10, 2010)

  • REVIEW

    Upon finishing SEA by Heidi R. Kling, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of hope, love and heartache.

    Heidi has written a wonderful summer read that not only has a special romance set in an exotic locale, but showcases how hope can fuel the human spirit and how love can change the path in which we take our lives.

    SEA is a story about Sienna Jones, a girl that was once daring and fearless with life until her mother disappears in a plan accident while on a mission overseas. Now Sienna is withdrawn and afraid of taking chances, yet despite her fears she reluctantly agrees to assist her father in post-tsunami Indonesia for two weeks. Once there, Sienna is drawn to the orphans that so desperately need her but it is one particular orphan named Deni that has captured her heart. It is not long before they begin on an mission of hope that produces some unexpected heartache and joy and Sienna will never be the same again.

    I liked this romantic and compassionate story that demonstrated that we may cross paths with people that can have powerful outcomes in our lives regardless of how long or how little they are in it.

    Favorite Quote:

    "I wanted to tell him that you can meet someone and they can change you life forever, even if you have known him for a short while, that when you leave, you're a different person than before you met him..."

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    2 comments on "REVIEW: SEA by Heidi Kling"

    Precious wrote: May 3, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Awesome review! I love the quote! It's so striking. Sea has been on my wishlist for quite a while now. I'm dying to read. Sienna and Deni seem like lovable characters with realistic feelings.


    So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: May 4, 2010 at 4:10 AM

    Ooh, I want to read this even more now!


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