Awatangi - T.A. Winters A Heart of Surf and Sand

4.25 Stars

A beautifully written and moving exploration into youth, life, and the strange disappointment in getting what you have always wanted. I look forward to reading future works by this author.

Felt myself pulled by the description of the water as Jess was. I enjoyed the depth to the characterization throughout the novel, and even more so the feeling that the setting itself was a character. And the surfing. The mention of surfing may be a sure fire way to grab my attention at first, but a book needs a real story to keep it. Fortunately, this one delivered on its promise.