Dear Katja Millay: Sea of Tranquility is about a high school senior who moves in with her aunt about two hours from her hometown. Her transfer. This book knocked me out. The author reminds me of Melina Marchetta in the way she manages to make the characters so real and so affecting. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – book cover, description, publication history.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you.

A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kash I live in a world without magic aktja miracles. Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

But tye more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances. Kindle Editionpages. Published November 13th by Atria Books first published September 5th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The Sea of Tranquility

Dilek VT Any age betweenor maybe older than that because my year old mother also loved it See all 16 questions about The Sea of Tranquility…. Lists with This Book. Nov 12, Sophia. So I ended up creating a new shelf for that book: So many good ratings for this book.

So many wonderful reviews, so many people saying they cried over the story. I so fucking didn’t. Or, pages-long-and-still-nothing So I ended up creating a new shelf for that book: The pdf file I have for this book is pages long. So this is how it goes: She still dresses like a slut for no reason more on that laterhe still makes stuff in his garage.


And also, WTF were you doing in there? Come on, get to the fucking point already. Stuff that was cool: Stuff that was so not cool: Did anyone notice how everyone in this book is either beautiful, talented, or BOTH? Very early in the book, she says this about her looks: The kind people write songs and poems and suicide notes about.

That kind of beauty. I grew up wanting to look just like her. Beautiful and talented photo. Beautiful and talented piano. Beautiful and talented construction. Beautiful and talented debator extraordinaire.

Beautiful and talented academics Drew’s mom: Beautiful and talented mom extraordinaire Clay: All those characters, and I do mean all of them, are explicitely described as being gorgeous. That’s quite a lot, for a simple book. And as a reader, really, it’s annoying. Is anyone remotely normal around here? I swear, when he started thinking it, I just about lost it. It loses all its charm! I know, I know, he gets her like no one else and she’s his sunshine and yada yada. Come on, the girl has a name!

Granted, it’s not her real name, but still. I get that it was a plot thing because she doesn’t really have an idendity etc.

What year-old dude calls his not-even girlfriend “Sunshine” even in his mind? Like, “Sunshine grabs a glass of water. Sunshine sits on the couch. I hate this so much.

When the author suddenly uses a random teacher in a random class to, like, show how it can help the conflict between the couple. Like in Anna and The French Kiss. It perfectly suits the situation, and the MC is like, “why did I not think about that before? Okay so now that I got thw out of the way, I feel like maybe I should talk about the plot, even though it doesn’t really exist.

Tranquilitt the whole thing about Natsya not talking was a real surprise to me, which I guess was the point. ktaja

I actually went back and checked to make sure that she genuinely never talked. But the thing is, somewhere in the book she says she basically talks to herself in the shower to “train” her voice so it won’t disappear in case she ever needs it again. That’s where I started having a problem with the whole silence thing. Because, see, I can relate to someone who just can’t talk anymore. Someone mentioned Speechless and I actually think that the silence thing was better handled in Speechless because at least in there, Chelsea acknowledges the fact that even if she wanted to, she wouldn’t be ready to talk yet.


Same situation, you say? Because here, Natsya chooses to talk with Drew, with Josh, and at some point it really feels like she’s just being immature and silly.

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Like it’s just some kind of teenage crisis. She doesn’t want to talk to her Mom and stuff so she just pretends she’s mute but as soon as there’s Josh she’s all talkative. The author was probably looking for some effect involving her feeling safe with Josh and stuff but I didn’t buy that. I couldn’t connect with her because, girl, either you talk or you millay. It’s not a game.

And the not-talking was just badly depicted, because being with someone who refuses to talk is just so genuinely awkward and here it never really is. Somehow, I felt like it was glamorized or something. And I could not relate to the way Drew’s Mom was so attached to Nastya. Can you imagine inviting a girl over to dinner and she just doesn’t produce a sound? And she dresses like a slut? And she glares at everyone?

And she dates your son’s best friend? And possibly your son as well? But you’re not sure which? So why don’t you go and ask her bluntly “Tell me darling. Which one xea my boys are you dating?

By the way, that happens.

Also at some point Natsya hurts her hand really badly by mishandling a hammer, and she remains perfectly silent. I don’t believe that.

I mean, had she been in mlilay “I never ever talk” situation, then okay. Because you’ve lost the reflex of producing sounds for so long. But she’s used to talking. She can’t even refrain from laughing at the beginning of the book. So I can’t buy the whole staying-silent-thing while she gets hurt. She accidentally hurts her left hand twice.