Book Reviews of Olive's Ocean

Olive's Ocean
Olive's Ocean
Author: Kevin Henkes
ISBN-13: 9780060535452
ISBN-10: 0060535458
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I really liked this book. Very inspirational for the pre-teen crowd. Easy to understand and deals with a tough subject well.
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I absolutely LOVED 'Olive's Ocean'. It's such a beautiful story, and it has been my favorite book since I was about ten. SO worth reading!
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My 13 year old daughter loved this book.
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The fundamental criteria which I look for when reading is whether or not the book speaks the truth. "Olive's Ocean" is an excellent idea and one can say well written, at times. However, it eludes me as to why this book was given a Newberry Medal of Honor. I have a hard time understanding why books which address the issues of a young adult reader, can't be written honestly and without pretense. The protagonist's relationship with her grandmother simply doesn't ring true along with most of the book. In an effort to be relevant to young adult lives, a great book must first and foremost always tell the truth and not coddle or pander in such a flagrant fashion.