Up From the Sea

Up From the Sea

Book - 2016
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A novel in verse about the March 2011 tsunami that sent Japan into chaos, told from the point-of-view of Kai, a biracial teenaged boy.
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553534740
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION Lowitz Leza 01/2016
Characteristics: 257 pages ;,22 cm


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Told in free verse by a California girl, Leza Lowitz, who followed her love to Japan where they write books and run a Yoga studio.

Up from the Sea is teenaged Kai's story of the 2011 tsunami that devastates his sleepy coastal village, with little warning and unstoppable ferocity. So fast, so cold, so ruthless, tearing friends apart, drowning everything. And then it stops. But shock and grief have just begun. Kai searches for his friends, his mother, his grandparents. The community slowly knits back together, the survivors leaning on one another, renewing and recovering.

A short read but unforgettable.

Kris--Point Roberts

ArapahoeCatherine Nov 01, 2016

A beautiful and heartbreaking look at how a natural disaster can destroy lives but also a beautiful tribute to the strength of community in helping to rebuild them. I was a little skeptical going in because I don't typically like the "crying" books but I loved this one!


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