Jun 10, 2012


By Jessi Kirby

Book: Stand Alone

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: May 3 2011
Genre: Chicklit, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
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I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.

Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.

While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.

My Review: I though this was a cute story. It's not something I always read but I did like this story. It kept me going enough to finsih the book, although i did lose intrest in some ares of the book. The beginning picked me up right away and I didnt lose intreset untill the middle of the book. The ending picked up and then left of in a way that there will be another book to follow, which there isnt one. Overall the book was a really cute story to read if you wanna travel away from paranormal books.