Anne at Modern Mrs Darcy recommended this title, especially for fans of Eleanor and Park, and that stuck with me at my next trip to the library, where I found the book just sitting there waiting for me. No interlibrary loan. No waiting list. It was just.....there. Win!
I found the female protagonist fairly annoying in the beginning, but I stuck with the book and ended up enjoying it. I don't want to say much about why I ended up appreciating it for fear of spoiling your reading experience. I liked it. I didn't love it like Eleanor and Park, but I liked the book, even more so after I finished it. I wish I could talk about why that is, but so it goes.
I would also like to take this opportunity to address how mature these high schoolers were in the last few YA books I've read. Does anyone else feel this way? I read dialogue and scenes and thought: we were not like this in high school.
Still, I can see why Anne said fans of E&P would like The Sea of Tranquility. Worth a read. And I definitely would be talking about the heavier themes in the book with any and all adolescents or teens of my own (not that I have any teens yet, but as a mom, I must say this).
What have you been reading? Have you read this one? What did you think? Tell me in the comments.