eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100024380
Released: Mar 06, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739355022
Narrator/s: James Clamp
Publisher: Listening Library
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"Where is she? And what was she doing out on the waves that night?" For Hal, now, this summer is different. Sure he's spending it, as always, with his family at their cottage on the wild west coast of England. But this summer he meets Jackie, beautiful, impetuous Jackie. Lying with her on the beach while she sculpts mermaids from wet sand-it's paradise. Or would be, if only he didn't keep hearing the desperate pleas of his lost sister Charley in his head... For Charley, then, last summer was different. Pete, the impossibly gorgeous surf god, wanted her, she couldn't believe it! To lick the sand off his lips, to let the sun tan the outline of her hand over his heart-she'd do anything to be with him. Even if it meant sneaking out and leaving her tagalong brother Hal behind. Just for one night. How could she have known what would happen by dawn? Set at a beach where growing up goes wrong, Waves is a coming-of-age mystery about first love and tragic loss. About a family drowning in sorrow, and the courageous son struggling against the tide to save them. From the Compact Disc edition.

Author(s): Sharon Dogar
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2007

Professional reviews

"Fifteen-year-old Hal found his sister Charley washed up on a Cornwall beach, unconscious. A year later, as his parents wrestle with disconnecting Charley from life support, the family returns to Cornwall. Waves of Charley's thoughts and memories float eerily into Hal's mind, driving him to discover what happened to his sister. Was she hurt by her boyfriend, Pete, the surf god and brother of Hal's new girlfriend? Waves are the perfect metaphor for Hal's feelings of anger, fear, love, and grief. James Clamp helps listeners negotiate waves of turbulent emotions and shifts from past to present, place to place, and viewpoint to viewpoint. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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