Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Reviewed by Madison 8L
I enjoyed Beyond the Bright Sea because I went on an adventure with Crow (the main character). It’s set on islands off the coast of America, one of which was a leper’s colony – this is based on an island that actually existed.
I was transported into this world and could imagine being this girl, Crow. I was just stuck in her world and could imagine her questions and wants.
I especially liked the setting on an island and the idea of being trapped or protected in one place. I also liked the idea that you can see other places but not quite reach them. I thought it was a book that made you question what makes you, you and what it means to have family/be family. The questions it makes you ask are interesting and relevant today.
The book takes a little time to get into but does not disappoint once you do get into it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be immersed in Crow’s world and go on a journey with her.