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“The author, Kevin Henkes has written a lot of literary devices in the story. Thus, it becomes easier to imagine the story because it has several show and not tell details. I also like how the story flows very nicely from a chapter to another chapter. I noticed that the author put short titles on...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I had read this book and this book is like so good but little bored. Olive’s Ocean is about a twelve-year-old girl named Martha whose classmate Olive was killed after being hit by a car while riding her bike. One day, Olive’s mother arrives at Martha’s door and gives her a few pages from Olive’s...”see full review » see other reviews »
“After Olive Barstow’s tragic death, a summer trip to the Atlantic Ocean helps Martha Boyle come to terms with her death.
Olive Barstow had been hit by a car on Monroe St. Olive always wanted to be Martha’s friend, but she wasn’t. Now Martha couldn’t stop thinking about Olive. One thing that Martha knew was that Olive always wanted to go the Atlantic Ocean. This summer Martha visits her grandmother’s house on the Atlantic.
At the ocean Martha meets Jimmy Manning and develops her first love, however Jimmy Manning ends up crushing her heart. It is through this sadness that Martha realizes that others are worse off than she is. Martha is determined to find a way to make Olive and the Atlantic Ocean somehow connected.
“Olive's Ocean is about growing up; slowly understanding the true meaning of death and grief (in a light sort of way); and relationships with grandparents, parents, siblings, and boys. Loved it!”Musingmiller wrote this review Sunday, September 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I wouldn't give this a Newbury honour medal. 12 year old Martha is quite immature for a 12 year old and her mind is not as complex as I would have expected. Disappointed. ”The marsupial reading addict wrote this review Friday, September 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Summer reading”Guadalupe R. wrote this review Monday, September 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Martha and Olive are two 12 year old girls who went to school together, but did not know each other. Olive, an odd and lonely girl, was killed while riding her bicycle. A couple of weeks after her death, Olive's mother knocks on Martha's door and gives her a sheet out of Olive's journal. Olive thought that Martha was the nicest girl in her class, it also mentions how she would love to see the ocean. This moves Martha. As she vacations with her family at the beach where her grandmother resides, she struggles to come to terms with Olive's death and a boy that she likes who humiliates her. Martha fills a baby food jar with ocean water to bring back to Olive's mother only to find out that she has moved. For Martha it was summer of self-discovery and how she overcame being haunted by a girl that she would never know.”ccindyy wrote this review Sunday, September 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book for young adults. I enjoyed the main character's innocence and genuine personality.”Mrs. Bowden wrote this review Wednesday, July 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think this was a good book and other people should read it too.”Lissette Acosta wrote this review Monday, June 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My best book”Cesar Ramirez wrote this review Monday, June 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this book is going to make u cry if u read this (3”lupe elias wrote this review Monday, June 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No