The Sea in Winter

The Sea in Winter

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The story of a Native American girl struggling to find her joy again.

It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions.

Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can’t understand how hopeless she feels. With everything she’s dealing with, Maisie is not excited for their family midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up.

But soon, Maisie’s anxieties and dark moods start to hurt as much as the pain in her knee. How can she keep pretending to be strong when on the inside she feels as roiling and cold as the ocean?

Title:The Sea in Winter
ISBN:9780062872043
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  • Rajiv

    [Blog]::[Youtube]::[Twitter]::[Instagram]::[Pinterest]::[Bloglovin] The Sea in Winter is a beautiful, emotional tale about feeling hopeless and struggling to move on.Firstly, before I get into Mais...

  • Darla

    Set in Seattle and coastal Washington state, this new middle grade novel is being published under a new imprint called Heartdrum. This exciting project from HarperCollins showcasing the voices of Nati...

  • Afoma (Reading Middle Grade)

    Christine Day's writing is always quiet, poignant, and insightful, and The Sea in Winter is especially so. Maisie is a deeply introspective character whose suffering will be deeply felt by all who rea...

  • Kate Olson

    My second Christine Day novel that I've LOVED! Two words I'd use to describe this one are poignant and melancholy, but in the world of middle schoolers, that's just perfect. I read this as a mother of...

  • Vina

    Rating 4.5. This is the second book I’ve read by Christine Day. The Sea in Winter focuses on Maisie’s, a middle school student, personal struggle of dealing with a life changing event deterring an...

  • Shaye Miller

    The Sea in Winter was unusual in the fact that I didn't really notice the usual narrative arc (with a building climax) we normally expect from a middle grade novel. However, I think Maisie Cannon has ...

  • Ian

    The Sea in Winter is heartwarming, soft, and real. It tells story of a young Native girl named Maisie who is struggling. More than that, though, it tells the story of an amazingly resilient family tha...

  • Enne

    4 starsI adored how messy everything in this book is. Not from the technical standpoint, but from the narrative standpoint. No question or problem in this book seems like it has a clear answer and I l...

  • Laura Gardner

    Lovely! Sometimes giving up on dreams is inevitable and this book is about that struggle. ...

  • Alex  Baugh

    Maisie Cannon, 12, has been taking ballet since she was four-years-old, but now she is on a long recovery road after injuring her ACL trying to do an en pointe routine she just wasn't ready for. Now, ...