The Last True Poets of the Sea

The Last True Poets of the Sea

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The Larkin family isn't just lucky-they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life. Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece-the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes-and the bridges she builds along the way-may be the start of something like survival. Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck. -- Provided by publisher.
Inspired loosely by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, teenaged Violet is shipped off to Maine after her brother's hospitalization, where she searches for the lost shipwreck that her great-great grandmother survived and for answers about her family's long struggle with mental illness, all while falling in love.
Publisher: New York, New York : Hyperion, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781368048088
1368048080
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 22 cm

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PPLTeen Feb 13, 2020

The Larkin family isn't just lucky-they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and... Read More »


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Apr 10, 2021

I loved this book! It was everything I could ever look for in a book. It takes about love, mental health, sexuality and it has an adventure tied into it. I love the way the author merged all this into 1 book. Julia did an awesome job writing it. The problems that the characters faced are very realistic teenager problems and I feel I really connected to. They were real problems, not made up fake ones. This book was very authentic and real with the teenage world.I feel this book was really well done and I would recommend it and I am definitely going to re read it.

ArapahoeKati Feb 06, 2020

A bit slow in some parts, but good writing. I love books set by the ocean, especially when there’s a shipwreck! I also didn't realize this was a loose retelling of "Twelfth Night."

OPL_KrisC Sep 25, 2019

A moving, contemporary novel for teen that is a retelling of the Twelfth Night and is about relationships and perseverance. The intense focus on friendships as well as family relationships will really draw readers in especially the bond between siblings.

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