Simon and Schuster
I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever. -Goodreads
This book intrigued me from the summary. I love plots that involve family secrets and mysteries. This book had a lot to do with Anna wondering why her mother died. As morbid as it sounds, that really drew me in. I connected with the story because I could feel Anna's mother's emotional struggles through flashbacks. The plot was interesting, but I felt as if some things were prolonged a little more than needed. I felt like some things needed to be connected more, because at some points the story seemed disjointed.