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(Free read ebook) The Ocean in My Ears

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#162422 in Books 2017-11-07 2017-11-07Original language:English #File Name: 1932010947300 pages | File size: 75.Mb Meagan Macvie : The Ocean in My Ears before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Ocean in My Ears:

Meri Miller lives in Soldotna, Alaska. Never heard of it? That's because in Slowdotna the most riveting activities for a teenager are salmon fishing and grabbing a Big Gulp at the local 7-Eleven. More than anything, Meri wants to hop in


her VW Bug and head somewhere exciting, like New York or L.A. or any city where going to the theater doesnt only mean the movies. Everything is so scripted heredont have too much fun, date this guy because hes older and popular, stay put because that's what everyone else does. But when her senior year should be all boys, SAT prep, and prom drama, Meri feels more and more distance between herself and the people she loves. Her grandma dies, her brother gets hurt, and even her best friend checks out to spend more time with some guy. As she struggles with family, grief, friends, and hormones, Meri must decide if she really is ready for the world beyond her backyard. Meagan Macvie's debut novel, The Ocean in My Ears, raises questions of love, purpose, and the power to choose your own future even when your future's the thing that scares you the most. Merideth Meri Millers future is a black hole, but the summer before senior year stretches before her, and her life is changing faster than she can keep up. Meris white best friend, Charlie, spends all of her time with her new boyfriend; her grandmother is dying; her brother is in a serious accident; and she struggles with decisions: where to go to college and when to have sex for the first time. Her two-faced boyfriend, older white guy Brett, is all hands and runs hot and cold, but she ignores the red flags; at least hes interested in her. The boy she wishes she were with, her longtime crush, the elusive Joaquin, who is Mexican, seems mildly interested, although he doesnt act on his feelings. Meri is complex: her desire to leave her small hometown of Soldotna, Alaska, after graduation battles the 17-year-old white girls fear of leaving for the unknown. She questions everything and asks all the right questions; themes of life and death, ecstasy and grief, and loss and gain permeate the story. Her story eventually subverts the familiar heteronormative plotline, in which the girl gives up everything for the boy and allows herself to be defined by his feelings for her. Her candid firstperson narrative is punctuated by journal entries, notes exchanged with her best friend, and letters between Meri and her grandmother. The 1990s setting is marked by tsunami-height hair, acid-wash denim, and multiple trips to see Pretty Woman. An unforgettable journey to adulthood. (Historical fiction. 15-adult)

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