Summary: 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.Thoughts: I read Seven Tears Into The Sea for the first time a few years ago, I had to have been in middle school. Yet ever once in awhile, I'll just want to pick it up again. The story just gets into my head head and I'll need to visit again. Does this ever happen to anyone else? The worst part is, I don't even own the book. The first time I read it, I had picked it up from the library and ever time I wanted to reread it I just pick it up again. I really should invest in buying this book. I did the same this with Pride and Prejudice, my favorite novel, which I still don't own.
One reason I probably always go back to this novel, is probably because the ending it left out in the open. You don't know what happens next and just want the story to continue. Every time I read this novel I hope there's a different ending. Yet, it just wouldn't be the same if there was. Thats part of the magic of this book, the mystery after it's over.
Anyway, back to Seven Tears Into the Sea. This novel just had characters and a story that sucked you in. The romance makes you swoon, and the emotion makes you cry. You can smell the salt water as you read and feel Gwen feels. Terri Farley's writing was perfect. I really wish she would write another young adult novel.
For anyone who enjoys books about mysterious sea creatures, summer romance, or just a great story you'll want to pick this one up. However, I feel like I should warn you to pick up a box of tissues too, you're going to need them.
Go read Seven Tears Into The Sea