“In fact, I was glad to know something not everyone did: that there are better bonds than blood.”
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Twelve year old Crow lives in a small isolated community. She lives with Osh, who is raising her, although he is no blood relation. Crow washed up on shore one day. The other inhabitants of the small Massachusetts island have shunned her for the most part, except for Miss Maggie, a neighbor.
Mysteries abound in this coming of age that explores what the true meaning of family is. There was a certain type of sweet sadness infused in this story that made it achingly beautiful.
I was sad when the story was over because I wanted to stay a little bit longer with the characters. If you like historical coming of age stories with a dash of mystery and striking pose, get this one.
Good for all ages.
Major Book Love
Historical Fiction with Heart
Appropriate for all young readers and adults.