Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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. Two and a half years after an unspeakable tragedy left her a shadow of the girl she once was, Nastya Kashnikov moves to a new town determined to keep her dark past hidden and hold everyone at a distance. But her plans only last so long before she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person as isolated as herself: Josh Bennett. Josh’s story is no secret. Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya who won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But as the undeniable pull between them intensifies, 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.
This might be one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read. Told from alternating points of view Nastya is escaping her old life to live with her aunt and start fresh where no one know anything about her. Josh prefers to stay hidden blend in with everyone and keep to himself. The only thing that seems to spark Josh's interest is workshop and building and creating things in his garage. Nastya seems fascinated by Josh as she can always recognize someone who is as broken as herself but how can she express this fascination when she hasn't spoken in over a year. One night she winds up in Josh's garage lost and afraid and from that night forward she seems to wander in to his garage quite often. A broken yet beautiful friendship begins and really takes the time to form into something more. But when secrets are finally revealed will it be too late? This is definitely a book I will be rereading in the future!

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