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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.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her - her identity, her spirit, her will to live - pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at 17 years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, 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.

©2012 Katja Millay (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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I first read this book in 2013, it’s a book I read at least 2 times a year.
And I was going through my GoodReads and noticed I only did a little review.. But this book needs more than my one line.

-I have no words to describe how this book touched my heart. MUST READ-

I stand behind my review lol MUST READ.

But this book it’s something else, I don’t know if I can explain why I re read it. Or why you should read it. I am always left with hope maybe that’s why I re read it as much as I do.
You have this girl who is screaming for something…You don’t know what…Understanding? Freedom? Hope? She is the obvious choice right? Her silence, the way she dresses, her makeup. She needs the help right? But no, it’s not just her.

"I think I'll stay in pieces. I can shift them, rearrange, depending on the day, depending on what I need to be. I can change on a whim and be so many different girls and none of them has to be me."

Josh, who seems so down, not sad just not present either like he is doing his time. Maybe a little bit of a loner? He is who I root for, he helps her and she helps him. It’s not even an understanding because they don’t realize it’s happening until it happens.

“It was everybody. All of them…gone…Why? What did I do that was so wrong?”

I probably didn’t explain anything, but this book just gives me that feeling when I am done reading it. Maybe that’s why I have read it so often.

If you haven’t read it and keep putting it off don’t I am telling you, you won’t regret the time it takes to read it.

Also the audio is phenomenal.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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Loooooved It

Ugh! Did not want this book to end! Where is the sequel??? And, why has Katja Millay not published anything else?? So good!

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Favorite Book

First off I loved the book itself. Katja Millay has a way of making the mundane exciting and still relatable. The way the book in narrated is also fantastic. Kirby brings the pain and power to Josh and Candace makes Nastya feelings more understandable. This is my absolute favorite Audiobook. I listen to it as much as I can.

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This audiobook is extremely well done!

Throughout the story the author switches between the two main characters points of view; the readers also change, it makes the story a lot easier to understand.

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Hard to describe...

Overall, it was a good book. The first half of the book was difficult to get passed. The inner dialogue was a little frustrating. I understand the main female character didn't talk, but even the male character spent most of the book in his head. Sometimes it was hard to distinguish between when they were thinking and when it switched to actual conversation. There were also gaps in time where the scene would just change. Little details were fed to you throughout the book, so there was no real mystery for what was going to happen at the end. But it was enjoyable once I got passed those minor nuisances.

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Decent, but it drags on

This is a well-written book and the story is intriguing. The two main characters have each suffered personal tragedies and terrible losses. As the story progressed, I felt at times like they did not WANT to recover emotionally - as though their misery had become part of their identities. So that made the book a bit dreary after a while.

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It's worth dealing with odd pacing for great story.

I don't know why the narrator uses such an odd, unnatural cadence, but it is at times distracting. That being said, the story is fantastic, the characters and relationships real and unforced, and those points make up for the performance. The narrator who plays Josh is fantastic.

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Captivating!

This book us so well written. The characters and plot are richly layered. Only negative for me was the male reader who portrayed Josh. His interpretation and voice were far too effeminate and emotional for an introverted teen boy who wears work boots and spends all his time working in a garage. He needed to sound more masculine.

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Powerful Realisitc Depiction of Trauma and Hope

This author realistically and beautifully captured what it is like to go through severe trauma. And she didn't wrap it in a neat bow, but instead with acceptance and hope. Both narrators were excellent. Especially Josh. He poured himself into the emotion- bravo. Some Nastya narration during a few important moments were too flat but I am sure it is hard to depict someone shut down from trauma. My favorite line was when she differentiated between self-pity and grief and how they played out in her recovery. Only someone who
Has worked on themselves could write that.

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This book really touched and surprised me...

Gives an inside view of the grieving process after immense trauma. Highlights the pain that so many of us carry inside but are too afraid to, or just can't share. I was so surprised by how good this book was, haven't read another like it. Five stars all the way.