Gr 5-8 Sarey's world is an island off the Atlantic coast, and she relates how her predictable life becomes upset one stormy night. The sea, which she calls the ``devil ocean,'' causes the death of her beloved father and brings Faith, the shipwreck victim that he saved, into her home. Fitchett's Folly, a new jetty planned to protect the island from the battering waves, serves as a metaphor for changeboth Sarey's struggle to cope and the island's survival. Despite the strong theme, action scenes are secondary to mood, setting, and character development. Rodowsky brings the island and its people to life by authentic dialogue, memorable characters, and Sarey's intense observations. Even though the time period and Sarey's age are never specificed, the story succeeds in portraying a way of life through one girl's summer. The setting and characters do bring to mind two classicsMarguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague (Rand McNally, 1947) and Theodore Taylor's Teetoncey (Doubleday, 1974). Although this story is strong, both earlier titles remain superior because they are richer in character development and plotting. Charlene Strickland, Los Angeles County Public Library, Valencia, Calif.