Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Putnam Juvenile | June 10, 2010
Sea is one of those rare books that struck more than one chord with me. With gorgeous writing, an expertly woven plot, and endearing characters that teach each other and the reader important life lessons, it’s not hard to fall in love with this book. It’s clear that Heidi poured a lot of love and thoughtfulness into this story, and I will never be able to thank her enough for writing such a mesmerizing story that has stayed with me all these years. Sea opened my eyes and mind in ways I didn’t expect and I will always, always be grateful for that. – DJ
Still haunted by nightmares of her mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Sienna Jones reluctantly travels to Indonesia with her father’s relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post traumatic stress disorder-something Sienna knows a lot about. Since her mother’s plane went missing over the Indian Ocean three years before, Sienna doesn’t do anything if it involves the ocean or planes, so this trip is a big step forward.
But the last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage, and just so happens to be HOT. When Deni hears a rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn’t think twice about running away with him to the epicenter of the disaster. Unfortunately, what they find there could break both their hearts.