The Ocean

The Ocean Gianna and Alex have just buried their mother Now they have to move back to St Petersburg Florida to live with their recovering alcoholic father All the new changes however may be than Gia can bear

  • Title: The Ocean
  • Author: Mia Castile
  • ISBN: 9780983510802
  • Page: 298
  • Format: ebook
  • Gianna and Alex have just buried their mother Now they have to move back to St Petersburg, Florida to live with their recovering alcoholic father All the new changes, however, may be than Gia can bear While Alex turns to football and flirting with girls, she holds her emotions inside Together they make sense of their new lives as Gianna finds herself falling forGianna and Alex have just buried their mother Now they have to move back to St Petersburg, Florida to live with their recovering alcoholic father All the new changes, however, may be than Gia can bear While Alex turns to football and flirting with girls, she holds her emotions inside Together they make sense of their new lives as Gianna finds herself falling for Travis Travis is not without his own issues Between his insecurities and other people meddling in his life, he finds strength in Gianna He vows to be there for her doing everything he can to make it happen The Ocean is a story of loss, redemption, and finding happiness in the middle of it all.

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    1. OMG!Since the first time I read the first chapter over at Mia's blog I was completely done!WOW!I was so lost in the reading that when I finished the last sentence I went like'WHAT?' I was definitely begging for more of Gia's and Travis's story.If you could put a whole book into a single song this would be my book choice, even though I felt that every chapter had it's own voice and rythm.The Ocean is a book you really don't want or should miss.Gia and Travis come and make a whole new point of the [...]

    2. The Ocean is a totally perfect YA read. It took my breath away with each page I read and I got lost in the pages within this wonderful story it was liking nothing excisted expect me and the book.The story begins 8 weeks after Gia's mum died and she is being made to go and live with her dad who she hasn't seen in years because he was an alaholic and beat her mum up. Gia would much rather stay with her step-dad Micthell than go to her dad's the only good thing is that she gets to see her brother A [...]

    3. Warning: This book is so ADDICTING! I could not put it down.My Rating: 5 out 5 Best book for the summer! My Cover Thoughts: Okay so summer time is coming up real soon and after looking at this cover and reading the book I decided I am going to the beach for a weeklong vacation. I loved this cover because it reminded me of when I was younger and I would go to North Carolina to stay with my grandparents we would go the beach every day. The cover is of a picture of the waves rolling in to the beach [...]

    4. The Ocean by Mia Castile is a novel that deals with a lot of aspects: loss, mourning, obstacles, chances, and love. The story goes about a girl named Gianna, who has recently lost her mother over cervical cancer, and was now dealing on moving to her father's place together with her brother Alex. It has been a very hard decision for Gia since she hasn't seen and dealt with her father for a very long time because of his horrible past. And now, as she was now living with him, she sees that he was n [...]

    5. I had head great things about this book from a friend who read it a couple of months ago and couldn't wait to read it. It is not the type of book I usually read but I genuinely loved every moment of the book. When you are a hopeless romantic like me, then you will enjoy every second of this book because it is one of the best love stories I have read.Gianna, nicknamed Gia, has to move from the comfort she has grown used to back to a small town with her father whom she wants nothing to do with aft [...]

    6. The Ocean takes you a ride of sadness to faith in others and back again. You will not want to put this book down. YA readers will fall in love with Gianna and Travis. Fantastic debut book by Mia Castile.

    7. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE YA REVIEWS AT READING, EATING & DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFThe Ocean by Mia Castile is a great book for younger teens!! I thought The Ocean was a good story but a little young for my taste. I read Grounding Quinn by Stephanie Campbell the night before I read The Ocean and I found them similar in some ways. Both books are romance novels, both main characters are hesitant to let others in, both main characters deal with issues at home and both stories were about the ma [...]

    8. Gianna and Alex have just buried their mother. Now they have to move back to St. Petersburg, Florida to live with their recovering alcoholic father. All the new changes, however, may be more than Gia can bear. While Alex turns to football and flirting with girls, she holds her emotions inside. Together they make sense of their new lives as Gianna finds herself falling for Travis. Travis is not without his own issues. Between his insecurities and other people meddling in his life, he finds streng [...]

    9. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.I completely loved this book and could not put it down at all!The Ocean follows Gianna as she and her brother move into their father's home and start to build a new life after the recent death of their mother. Gianna not only faces living in a new home and going to a new school, but also the prospect of having to make new friends and a potential new relationship. At the same time she is torn between wanting to feel happy again and feeling guilty that she should [...]

    10. 3/5 starsThere were some sweet, cute moments in the story, but those moments were short lived, and easily forgettable. At first, I thought the story would shift from Mia's loss/grief (from her mothers' death), to dealing with Mia's ex-alcoholic father. I expected much more tension, anger, fear, anxiety, just more emotion overall, than what was shown. The death of Gia's mother felt kind of underplayed, not delving deep enough emotionally. Personally, that was the biggest issue I had. Also, the ro [...]

    11. Enjoyed this one and kept my attention. Good YA romance novel about teenagers with past family issues. Typical high school romance with teenagers getting to know each other with jerk exes and jocks getting in the way. I really liked how Alex looked out for and stuck up for his sister, Gia. I appreciated Travis' patience with her and his persistence in wanting to show her how much he loved her, for what that's worth in high school at least. I also wanted to reach through the book to slap Jillian, [...]

    12. The Ocean is a wonderful read. It was just sad enough to make me cry at one point but keep me smiling and laughing, too.Travis is fiercely loyal, a sweetheart,and wise beyond his years-to put it simply, the perfect boyfriend. He really stole the show. His character was sure of himself and took control without being demanding. I enjoyed reading the chapters with his voice more because he was always so honest.Gia was a sweet character, but doesn't stand out much. She is a well written emotionally [...]

    13. I received this ebook as part of a giveaway from the publisher & author. Things I liked about the book 1. main characters were likable2. a rotating POV gave good insight3. story & characters felt realistic4. main characters began to deal with the heavier aspects of storyline & the siblings formed a new relationship with their father5. way the ocean tied into the storyOther points to mention A couple of times I had to reread a segment when a scene abruptly changed. As with most storie [...]

    14. My first Ebook and I have to say I am impressed! I wasn't sure what to think about this book. The concept sounded good but I still wasn't sure. Since I speak with the author on Facebook I decided I would give it a try. And boy am I happy I did. It was amazing! I read a lot of young adult novels and they all seem to have the same story line. This however threw a curve ball! I was not expecting the continued plot twists and romance that is typical of teenagers, rather than the kiss and giggle you [...]

    15. I mostly skimmed through the book, mainly because it had no depth, and the story just gave off a 'childish' vibe. Just a little too young for me.One thing that turned me off and the reason I skimmed throughout it, was the insta-love. Within four days they were expressing their strong feelings for each other. Insta-love to me is almost as bad as those god awful love-triangles. Almost, but not quite.The story was dull, lacked true emotions (when Alex & Gia's mother died, I couldn't 'feel' thei [...]

    16. This book was just plain sweet! It just makes you want to say a. Travis is adorable and so is Gia and love how positively they worked through their problems. The odd thing is although I liked that about the book it was what prevented the book from being at four star book. Teenagers are rarely that rational at least the ones I knew. If you want an happy ending that is calm and sweet ( I mean that in the best way cause sometimes you don't want the emotional roller coaster) this is the book for you [...]

    17. Honestly i didn't really feel any heart in this book. Yes it is sad they lost their mother but there really isn't much of a storyline, it is a typical young love story where there is that one person that tries to tear them apart but there was no real problem besides the fact that their had lost their mother. I'm actually disappointed with how this book is written.

    18. I fell in love with this book from the very first page! :) Coming from someone who's coped with loss I could honestly say that this really hit the mark on expressing the guilt sometimes felt after someone dies. I'm definitely going to look for more books from this author :)

    19. I hope I may be able to read this book soon, but a little way into it, I got the impression that it was quite a childrens book, in some of the way that it is written. I still hope that it will be good to read, when I come back to it, but at the moment it is on the abandoned shelf

    20. loved this story, i read it in one sitting the story felt like I was hearing it from one of my girlfriends and I loved the letters and how the characters just felt so real. Excellent read.

    21. A really quick read, but really pleasant, I kept smiling through the whole book, Travis and Gia story was so cute, really adorable.It's worth reading!

    22. Adorable story about two highschoolers falling in love. Gia has been through a lot and deserves this chance at romance. The story line is a little predictable, however this is a great read! WaAR

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