When Ocean O'Malley moves from the big city to beachside PEI, she discovers more than just redheads with braids and anger management problems. One step into the salt water and she realizes she's been missing something. Something she never even knew existed. Her skin.
And her neighbour, Sam, is just the guy to help her find it.
The setting (Canada!) and premise (water!) were enough to intrigue me. I finished in less than 2 days.
The set-up seems "classic" at first: a girl moves to a new place, and strange things start happening to her. The girl is Ocean (yes, really), the new place is Prince Edward Island (Anne of Green Gables! Red Soil! Potatoes! Lobsters!), and the strange things involve some older boys who may or may not be dangerous. And a seal.
Ocean's story, told by herself, includes family secrets, seafood, a redhead or two, and a too-good-to-be-real boy next door. Or is he?