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The Changeling Sea

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  • Posted April 14, 2010

    Eerily, Incandescently Magical

    Patricia McKillip has a tendency to write dangerous magic books; while there are wondrous things, there is always a dark edge to them, a feeling that not everything will turn out okay, that there is a side of pain to all the wonder. This is not to say that there are no "happily ever afters" in her books, just that there is always suspense when they come, and always an undercurrent of sadness as well.

    "The Changling Sea" is no exception to this style, which elevates it from its slim length and young adult label to an excellent book. Boiled down, it sounds like a melodramatic romance book, but is no such thing in execution. The main character, Peri--short for Periwinkle--is both practical and romantic, an angry girl who tries to hex the sea for killing her father and making her mother lose her mind. Her life becomes even more complicated when a magician, a prince, and a strange sea monster enter it.

    I read this book over ten years ago and recently made the effort to find it again, so I would certainly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2008

    One of the best fantasy books you will ever read!

    If you like stories of mermaids or selkies, this is definitely the right book for you. This is the first book I have read by Patricia Mckillip and I loved it. It is very beautifully written. Mckillip's characters have very different and unique personalities that can be related to. Everything in the book is detailed, but not so much so that some things can be left to the reader's imagination. I recommend this to anyone who loves good fantasy books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2006

    unpredictable

    An unexpected love story in the middle of a magical, seaside setting. You won't be able to predict the ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2004

    A MUST !

    The Changeling Sea is a book that never left me wanting in rereading it. The sense of wonder of Peri in her findings at magic and growing up are so entwisted that even when you known what is going to happen, there is still time to be musing upon a image or stoping to gasp upon a clever turn of words, because it´s cease to be Peri´s feeling and became yours, and the reader is back to the teens and all the confusion of first love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2004

    Not only for younger kids!

    I agree with the last reviewer, I read this book when I was 15 and loved it, though one of the editorial reviews said it would be more suitable for 10-13 year olds. I would recommend this book for any girl or young woman who enjoys fantasy stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    How am I the only person to write a review on this great book?

    I love The Changeling Sea! It's very imaginative and wimsical. Anybody could read this. It's very fairy tale-ish and charming. This should be required reading for all 6th graders. I might be a teenager, but everyone cherishes at least one fairy tale or childhood story no matter what your age.

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