Sea of Death by Neal Asher So lay they garmented in torpid light, Under the pall of a transparent night, Like solemn app. The Sea of Tranquility book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place wher. Read "The Sea of Tranquility A Novel" by Katja Millay available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. A School Library Journal.
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The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel eBook: Katja Millay: The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally. "The Sea of Tranquility" by Katja Millay Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Aspiring concert pianist Nastya's left hand has been so badly The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel - Kindle edition by Katja Millay. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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.
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.
Must redeem within 90 days. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Various clues are presented to point to the fact that Nastya Kashnikov is not Emilia's real name. What are those clues?
Did you pick up on them as you were reading? At the beginning of the novel, Nastya has chosen to return to school. Considering how antisocial she is, why do you think she makes this choice? In what ways does this loss affect her? In what other ways do the injuries to her hand affect her?
The themes of art and creation come up in many ways throughout the novel. Which characters are artistic? What role do you think that ability plays in the formation of their identities? At one point Nastya says that she does not want to be dead, she just feels like she should be. Why do you think she feels that way? Do you think her feelings are valid? Why does she dress this way? What does she hope to accomplish?
Is she successful?
How do you feel about her decision? Nastya is drawn to Drew from the moment they meet. Why do you think this is? How would you describe their friendship? Did you ever suspect that their relationship might turn into something more? About the ending : it bothered me like hell that Aidan the guy who attacked her was given an excuse.
I would have liked it better if the motives behind the actions had been left unsaid. Because, let's face it, sometimes there's just no reason. That's what's terrible. But in the book, there were way too many reasons. She actually writes a letter to the fucking court to tell them that everyone deserves a second chance. That sounds suspiciously like victim blaming bullshit to me.
What, next thing we know, she'll say that she was at the wrong place at the wrong moment? Oh, I'm sorry. Next time you'll just have to check if you're not in the way, you silly thing.
Which leads me to Nastya's story. First off, I think the author took too much time to finally spill it. Especially when it's not THAT incredible. Okay, it's sick and everything, but really during the book you try to guess and you start to imagine really twisted stuff and then when you finally learn what it is, it kinda falls flat.
It didn't live up to what I had imagined. Because, err.. Is that it? There is no huge revelation, nothing you couldn't guess, anyway. And once that you do know, well, it's almost the end of the book! I couldn't relate to her story and the way she dealt with it. It didn't feel real to me. Why did she dress like a slut again?
As an "undead whore"? So she was randomly beaten by a stranger who called her a Russian whore. Okay, that's horrible. Three years later, she dresses like a Russian whore. Excuse me, what? She says it's so people will leave her alone. Or something like "They're gonna look at me anyway, they might as well look at my ass. Am I supposed to feel for her? And how is dressing like a total slut protecting you from unwanted attention?
I genuinely had a hard time relating to Natsya. I know she suffered and stuff but most of the time it came off as shallow to me. I'm sorry, this is just so emo.
She is completely unprotected, she sees no doctor, everyone acts like the no-talking is normal, no one ever checks how she's doing in school or if she plans to go to college. Why was she staying at Margot's again? Who ever thought that this was a good idea? Margot is the worst parental supervision you could ever imagine. She's never here, she's shallow and has no authority or emotional proximity with Natsya whatsoever.
And Nastya's all alone all the time. She's been assaulted, and she doesn't talk anymore. Obviously the girl's been traumatized. She doesn't want to be called Milly family nickname anymore but come on, if you're a good parent you don't stop calling her that because she asked you.
Obviously she feels like she doesn't deserved to be loved anymore or something like that, but you don't just leave her alone! You don't just stop talking to her or start avoiding looking at her.
That's ridiculous. Your daughter's in pain, jackass! And you don't leave her without any kind of medical supervision either, but that's another problem. Shittiest parents ever, I swear. Why did the adults go with it? Okay, so let me get something straight. It might be harsh but that's how high school works. And there is NO high school, NONE, that would make her part of the popular crowd immediately after her arrival nor after, for that matter.
No way. And she goes running every night. Most of the time she doesn't bother with her cell phone. Come on, no girls in their right minds would do that.
Especially when you've already been assaulted. I know, she wants to self destruct or whatever, but I don't download it. Nyrae Dawn. Breathe Me In. Cherrie Lynn. Maybe Someday. Emily Snow. Breaking Nova. Falling Into You. Jasinda Wilder. Leah Raeder. Natasha Boyd. Restore Me. Tahereh Mafi.
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