Review: To Hear The Ocean Sigh by Bryant A. Loney

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00003]Jay Murchison believes he is a nobody at his high school in Oklahoma. Coming from a conservative family of affordable luxury, Jay has an overwhelming desire to become something great. After a mysterious girl in North Carolina mistakenly texts him, an unlikely relationship develops that affects Jay’s self-perception and influences the rest of his sophomore year. This correspondence leads him to a group of thrill-seekers who provide a grand departure from the quiet life Jay is familiar with and eye-opening experiences to witness first-hand the truth behind the loose morals his fellow classmates have come to know. 

In a story filled with injustice, hope, hatred, love, grief, and understanding, readers will ask themselves what it truly means to hear the ocean sigh and learn of the dire consequences that come with its responsibilities.

Genre: Contemporary-Realistic, Young Adult, Coming of Age
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
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I got asked by Verona Booksellers in Tulsa, Oklahoma to write a review of this book

This review contains no spoilers

I thought this book was amazing. I loved the main character because I could really relate to him in some ways. This book really shows that you never know what might happen when you meet a new person, it could change your life. The characters were well written and relatable and this book showed that you should always be kind to people because you never know what they are dealing with themselves. The ending of this book definitely caught me by surprise and made me quite emotional. Once you get into this book it’s a very quick page turner.

Overall I thought the plot of this story was very original. It deals with some dark themes but also has comic relief. I can definitely recommend this book!


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