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The Last True Poets of the Sea By Julia Drake Cover Image
ISBN: 9780759554993
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

I wanted to hug these characters and never let go; live out my life on these salty shores, in the tiny shops; claim the metaphors as my own, never thinking of happy moments as anything other than pebbles on my own beach.  Julia Drake expertly captures the precious and painful experiences of family, friendship, and love in a net of small town lore, diverse journeys toward mental health, and some of the most beautifully poetic lines I've ever read. Simply put, The Last True Poets of the Sea made me ache for an understanding I didn’t know I needed.

Review by Katelynn