Olive's Ocean

Olive's Ocean

Audiobook CD - 2004
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On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, p2004
ISBN: 9780307207289
0307207285
Branch Call Number: JCD JF Hen
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hrs. 21 mins.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Brown, Blair - Performer

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Jul 14, 2012

This is a unique coming of age tale that revolves around the death of Olive Barstow, a young girl whom Martha Boyle, the main character, did not get the chance to befriend. Olive's mother gives Martha Olive's journal. Martha thinks on Olive from that moment on. After visiting her grandmother, Godbee, Martha slowly learns who she really is by revealing one thing about herself each day and the most profound revealing is her desire to be a writer just like Olive. Martha has adventures with the Manning boys who reside near Godbee's summer home and ends the summer wanting to return over the winter holidays. There are a few racy moments and curse words in the book not suited for immature readers. This book put me in the mind of The Book of One Hundred Truths and Belle Prater's Boy.

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