Book Beginnings on Friday: Sea

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading. If you’d like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

Sea by Heidi R. Kling


Still haunted by nightmares of her mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Sienna Jones reluctantly travels to Indonesia with her father’s relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post traumatic stress disorder—something Sienna knows a lot about. Since her mother’s plane went missing over the Indian Ocean three years before, Sienna doesn’t do anything if it involves the ocean or planes, so this trip is a big step forward.

But the last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage, and just so happens to be HOT. When Deni hears a rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn’t think twice about running away with him to the epicenter of the disaster. Unfortunately, what they find there could break both their hearts.–From Amazon

First Lines:

I’m sitting alone on the other side of the world talking to a sea turtle that might be my mom. The boy I love is with the girl he loves, and the girl he loves may not be me. If I was halfway  to Crazy before, I’ve fully arrived now.


4 Responses to "Book Beginnings on Friday: Sea"

  • I really like that beginning. I have been seeing a lot about this book but hadn’t added it to my TBR pile. Now I will!

    1 Kathy Martin said this (June 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM)

  • I really want to read Sea! Great first sentence. I hope you are enjoying the book. I read an excerpt of the first chapter and I liked it.

    2 Christina T said this (June 11, 2010 at 9:27 AM)

  • Sounds like a pretty original and that’s a great way to start off the story, I hope that you enjoy it, it sounds very promising

    3 Becky (Page Turners) said this (June 11, 2010 at 9:12 PM)

  • Sounds like a very crazy life. Interesting, especially about her mom being a sea turtle.

    4 Kah Woei said this (June 12, 2010 at 2:16 AM)