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The Last True Poets of the Sea

AUTHOR Drake, Julia
PUBLISHER Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (10/01/2019)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

Description
An epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay, and Emergency Contact will love this stunning debut.
At once hilarious, insightful, and swashbuckling, Drake's debut is a lyrical adventure like no other. --David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland
The Larkin family isn't just lucky -- they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.

Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece -- the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes -- and the bridges she builds along the way -- may be the start of something like survival.
Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.

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Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781368048088
ISBN-10: 1368048080
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 400
Carton Quantity: 20
Product Dimensions: 6.10 x 1.30 x 8.40 inches
Weight: 1.25 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product, Ikids
Country of Origin: US
Subject Information
BISAC Categories
Young Adult Fiction | Family - Siblings
Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Mental Illness
Young Adult Fiction | Romance - LGBTQ+
Grade Level: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.7
Point Value: 13
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Dewey Decimal: FIC
Library of Congress Control Number: 2018058556
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An epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay, and Emergency Contact will love this stunning debut.
At once hilarious, insightful, and swashbuckling, Drake's debut is a lyrical adventure like no other. --David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland
The Larkin family isn't just lucky -- they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.

Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece -- the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes -- and the bridges she builds along the way -- may be the start of something like survival.
Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.

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