Seven Tears into the Sea

Seven Tears into the Sea
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Age Range
12+
Release Date
April 05, 2005
ISBN
0689864426
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Beckon the sea,
I'll come to thee....

Shed seven tears,

perchance seven years....

At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.

Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.

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The sound of crashing waves!
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4.3
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This story was dark and mysterious. Right off the bat it had you guessing what had happened to Gwen when she was ten years old.
It’s set in such a lovely place and the descriptions are so good you can practically smell the salty air and the culture is beautiful. The games in the story merge new, old, and fairy tales just like the love story happening.
The only thing that I didn’t like was that there wasn’t much description about the shark attack and death. Since the character in question was pretty important it seemed like his death should have been elaborated.
Other than that tidbit, this book was a great, dreamy read.
Good Points
The setting.
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One of my favorite books!
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Reader reviewed by Harmony

Seven years ago, Gwen Cooke met a strange boy with dark, slightly titled eyes on the beach. He whispered words in her ears and then disappeared. Soon after, Gwens family left the beach.


Now seventeen, Gwen is returning since her nana asked her to come. Yet, Gwen knows its time to go back for a different reasons: She yearns for the sea. Is it the sea itself calling her? Or is it the memory of the boy and his haunting words drawing her back? Either way, its time for Gwen to find out the truth.



Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley is an enchanting book. Its full of haunting drama, romance, and suspense. The characters fit in easily together and the feelings Gwen has are ones that most girls can relate to, though probably for different reasons. This book is definitely one youll never want to put down and when you do finish it, youll want to read it all over again.


Ive been a fan of Terris writing ever since I recieved the first book in her Phantom Stallion series for Christmas a few years back. When she took a break from her horse books to write this celtic fantasy, I wasnt sure Id like it. It was, after all, very different from what I was used to reading. After reading many good things about it, I finally broke down and bought the book. It definitely did not disappoint. Id recommend this book to anyone who enjoys celtic fantasy, romance, suspense, or is just ready to read a great book.
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Mythical!!
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Reader reviewed by Dee

I loved this whimsical book! It is definetly not your regular girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy story. I love how it has fantasy in it, and that the love is so true, but they have to be breaken apart. It kept me on my toes, and i thought it was very suspensful!

I recommend it for people who like fantasy!
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A Scottish Myth Revisited
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Reader reviewed by Jamie

Like so many books have retold old fairy tales or myths, most notably Robin Mckinley's retelling of Beauty and the Beast, this book revisits an old Scottish myth of selkies, but it doesn't retell any particular tale.

After seven years away, 17-year old Gwen comes back to the small coastal community her family left following a scandal. She works at her grandma's inn and soon meets a boy, Jesse, who claims he knows her.

This was an enjoyable read, and Gwen is a convincing teenager with her own voice. Jesse is not as well developed a character, but if you enjoy other fairy tale retellings, you'll probably enjoy this as well.
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