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Olive's Ocean
Greenwillow Books

Olive's Ocean

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Olive's Ocean
Author(s): Kevin Henkes

Sometimes life can change in an instant

Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends, but they weren't. Weeks after a tragic accident, all that is left are eerie connections between the two girls, former classmates who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now, even while on vacation at the ocean, Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. Things only get more complicated when Martha begins to like Jimmy Manning, a neighbor boy she used to despise. What is going on? Can life for Martha be the same ever again?

“The ever versatile Kevin Henkes dazzles with this spare yet profoundly touching coming-of-age novel.”
“An eloquent journey into adolescence.”
“Few girls will fail to recognize themselves in Martha.”
“Martha Boyle is one of the memorable 12–year–old girls of fiction, smart, confused, compassionate.”
“With his usual sensitivity and insight, Henkes explores key issues of adolescence.”
“Lyrically written.”
“Rich characterizations move this compelling novel to its satisfying and emotionally authentic conclusion.”
“Henkes’s story is subtle and satisfyingly untidy. Grabs you right from the start.”
“With beautifully defined characters, events, and emotions that will tug at your heart, this novel is flawless.”

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice, Newbery Honor Book, Texas Bluebonnet Award, Horn Book Fanfare, ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Virginia Young Readers Award, New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

ISBN:  9780060535452