When nineteen-year-old Luce’s father passes away, Luce believes that she’ll never be the same again. But when she receives an invitation to visit Arlington Bay, her whole life is turned upside down. Jake is an artist. He loves to do graffiti and has missed his sister, Luce, ever since he left the sea house. When he gets the chance to head back to Arlington Bay, will he? Gabe desperately wants to go back home. It’s where he surfed and where he was happiest. However, it’s also where he left his old girlfriend, Luce. Except – he still loves her. The question is: Does she still love him?
When I began reading this book, I was unsure if I was going to like it. However, as I continued to read it, I found the author’s style of writing to be beautiful. Alternating point of views is hard to write, but she did so wonderfully. Another thing I loved about this book was the amazing cover art. While subtle, it got me interested enough in the book without giving anything away.
The one complaint I have about this book is that it was hard to remember all the characters, and I easily got their names confused. About halfway through, I finally got them down; it just took a bit of time.
Overall, this is a moving book written for older teens that will not disappoint.