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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,933 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Lynch Narrator: Fisher Stevens Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A spellbinding first novel about a young boy's fascination with the wonders of the seashore during a summer that will change his life.

One moonlit night, 13-year-old Miles O'Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak, and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading, Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity. When he later finds a rare deepwater fish in the tidal waters near his home, and saves a dog from drowning, he is hailed as a prophet. The media hovers and everyone wants to hear what Miles has to say.

But Miles is really just a teenager on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting from him. While the sea continues to offer up discoveries from its mysterious depths, Miles struggles to deal with the difficulties that attend the equally mysterious process of growing up. In this unforgettable, beguiling novel, we witness the dramatic sea change for both Miles and the coastline that he adores over the course of a summer, one that will culminate with the highest tide in 50 years.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carmen | 2/15/2014

    " Such a great book for anyone who walks along the saltwater at low or high tide. A coming of age book somewhat similiar to Sky Fisherman. I thought it was wonderful!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/9/2014

    " Yes, the coming of age story of a young boy and a turning-point summer, but it's wrapped in a lot of Pacific Northwest marine biology too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nikki | 1/29/2014

    " I really liked this book. Easy read and Miles was easy to like "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie Fisk | 1/28/2014

    " Still reading this one, but have to return it to the library, so... to be continued. "

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