Jasmine's parents are increasingly worried about the dangers to their precious only daughter in South London so they have decided to move back, after 20 years, to Barbados. Her friends all think it's a wonderful opportunity, but all she knows is that she will miss them and the only life she has known. In Barbados her initial attempts to make friends with local teenagers meJasmine's parents are increasingly worried about the dangers to their precious only daughter in South London so they have decided to move back, after 20 years, to Barbados. Her friends all think it's a wonderful opportunity, but all she knows is that she will miss them and the only life she has known. In Barbados her initial attempts to make friends with local teenagers meet with ridicule and she steals a motor yacht in a foolish attempt to get back to England. Rescued by a fisherman and his son, Jasmine begins school and encounters more prejudice and dislike because she is English, until she is saved from a group of bullies and befriended by the fisherman's son, Devlin. Devlin is fascinated by her stories of England and agrees to help her stowaway on a ship to get back there. This exciting adventure story explores issues involved in migration and feelings of loneliness and being trapped in a place where one doesn't want to be. Visit Floella's Sea of Tears page on her website www.floellabenjamin.com/www.floellabe......
|Title||:||Sea of Tears|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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Sea of Tears Reviews
i loved it
This book is about how Jasmine's parents want to move to Barbados because they don't like the society in London and Jasmine gets really mad that her parents don't listen to her so she runs away. While this Jim finds her and takes her in this, Jim was a drug dealer and the other girl with him convinced her that her situation wasn't that bad so she helped Jasmine escape. As she ran towards a taxi the girl got brutally beaten and when she got back home her mom proved the point and now they have to move. Her life isn't that great in Barbados she gets bullied basically but one day she jumps steals a motor yacht to go back to England but a fisherman and his son save her. But once she gets back to land she has made a new friend that is fascinated in her stories and respects who she is. I picked this book up because it seemed interesting that Jasmine desperately tries to escape to England. Also she wants to be heard by her parents and that's what all children want. I finished this book because Jasmine's adventures were crazy! But I liked how she was so ambitious but also ignorant at the start. But as I read along I was really happy to read that Jasmine made a friend that made her stop her crazy escape. I would recommend this book to people who like to read adventurous books but at the same time read teen problems because this is my first time reading a type of book like this and I'm not sure what type of book is related to this. I wouldn't say it's the best book but it was very adventurous.
Jasmine is 12, a black south Londoner who cares for the same things as most girls her age: her best friends Rachel and and Michaela; shopping; clothes and boys. She is still sad for her lost baby brother who died of cot death at 5 months but generally life is okay, true one of the boys at school gets excluded for threatening another with a screwdriver, but it's a source of gossip not worry. But Jasmine's parents do worry, and after one of the girls at Jasmine's school is groomed over the internet by and runs off with a 37 year old man they decide to emigrate back to Jasmine's dad's home island of Barbados. Jasmine is devastated by the prospect her parent's complete overriding of her feelings. She acts recklessly, endangering herself. Things don't get any better after the move to her new Carribean paradise home, ostracised at school and lonely she makes only two friends, her grandmother and the son of a fisherman. But then things begin to get better. Benjamin's narrative is at times a little clunky but this is a good gentle story about growing up and coming to terms taking responsibility for your own actions and happiness.
Did not know the author when I started the book...but enjoyed reading about teenagers and how to deal with personal issues. Also the description of Barbados are so nice you want to travel over there and enjoy the island. You feel close to the main character even though she can annoy sometimes-like any teenage girl will!-Good book will definitely try to find others front the author to have a wider knowledge of her writing.
Exciting news for mum and dad but not for Jasmine! Jasmine doen't want to leave her friends, she makes some choices which are not always the best. Full of suspense and adventure as Jasmine works through her problems.
The cover illustration of Sea of Tears was just lovely. The wake of a boat curving into a big 'S', a little girl looking out at the sea ... It was a cover I could keep looking at.http://www.varshaseshan.com/blog/sea-...
I really wanted to like this book. I've liked her picture book work but this one didn't do it for me. I didn't finish it but after seventy pages, I couldn't do it. I wish I could and will definitely try her again.