Olive's Ocean

 
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I read it in under a day! It's Awesome!!!
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Reader reviewed by absolutebookluver

I absolutely LOVED this book! I found myself able to really relate to Martha, the main character,and I think other girls will too!
Over all, I think it's pretty easy to read, even though that does NOT take away from how it was written at all. I think the author did really well writing this book,and I really think I'd like to check out some of the other things he's written!
It's a bit sad, but not too much. It made me laugh in parts, because of how much I could relate.
So, yes... if you asked me for my opinion I'd say that you HAVE to read this book!
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Olive's Ocean, a thrilling book
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Reader reviewed by Ritz

This book is really good. I recommend it to anybody who likes to just read. It is funny, slightly romantic, and very interesting. Kevin Henkes is a very talented author and this shows in this book. The book is really good I have read it many many times myself. I really suggestt people to readi tespecially if you're 10 or older. It truly is a great book.
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Great book for girls
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Reader reviewed by Sarah

This book is about Martha growing up and better understanding her relationships with people. She must come to terms with the death of a classmate, her aging grandmother, and a love interest.

Kevin Henkes perfectly captures what it is like to be a young girl. The writing is fabulous and honest. I think even boys could see themsevles in some of the characters. Fabulous!
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a multi-layered story
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Reader reviewed by artemis

This story is good. It deals with universal issues and it was sad at times. I felt it was missing something--it needed more plot development to make a shine. The story itself was touching, but the writing is mediocre and at times vulgar. Since when do pre-teens go around cussing people and shooting the finger? Kids under thriteen shouldn't read this because it has subject matter that isn't for them. The many themes in the story are handled well--if not easily and it ends on a satisfying note.

Not to give anything away, but the second eldest of the five boys Martha meets has a crush on her and gives her something at the end, which I thought was cute. Not great, but not bad either. Could be better.
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YOU MUST READ THIS
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Reader reviewed by Jen

You must read this book it is sad, romantic, sorrowful, and happy. This was one of my top ten books out of ten it is 2. Now that is pretty good well i hope you read this bye.
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Interesting!
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Reader reviewed by Calamander

This book is about this girl named Martha going to her Grandmothers house and figuring things about herself. She almost drowns, she falls in love, her granmother and her figure out more things about themselves, she's thinking about becoming a writer. All this time she's thinking about this mysterious girl named Olive who died in a car crash, and in one of her diary entries it said she wanted to be friends with her. Read this book to find out what happens!
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Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reader reviewed by Jamie

I could not put this book down that's how good it was oh and I read it like five times!

This is what the book is about

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
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Inspiring and Great Novel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reader reviewed by Calamander

This book is about a girl who is mourning in memory of a girl in her class that died, even though she didn't know her. Then she goes on a trip to Cape Cod, and has some adventures and misadvnetures. She almost drowns in the sea, her grandmother is losing her memory, and she has a few boy troubles, but her she has a big secret, she wants to be a writter. I liked this book because it was really easy to relate to, and there was alway something exciting and unexpected happening. I suggest this book to everyone!
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Kinda dumb
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Reader reviewed by Bookworm9

As Martha begins her summer vacation, she's mourning a classmate she never knew. After Olive dies in an accident, her mother shows Martha Olive's diary, in which she mentions Martha kindly. Troubled by this ghost, Martha heads with her family to her grandmother's house in Cape Cod, where she is also nursing another secret-- her desire to be a writer. As Martha deals with the turmoil of the summer-- her parents' fights, her grandmother's advancing age, her struggle to write a story about Olive, and increasing attention from a neighbor boy-- she finally finds a way to honor Olive's memory.

Overall, the narrative of this book was stilted and Martha was not a narrator that I felt like spending a lot of time with. Henkes deals with way too many themes. It's not an awful book, but I could think of far better ways to spend my time.
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