Martha's classmate Olive has recently died, and Martha can't stop thinking about her. The summer after Olive's death is a real 'growing up' summer for Martha, who is dealing with Olive's death, her grandmother's failing health, and even a possible new boyfriend.
Olive's Ocean is "an eloquent journey into adolescence" (Florida Times-Union) and "few girls will fail to recognize themselves in Martha." (Kirkus Reviews)
- Newbery Honor Book
- American Library Association Booklist Editors' Choice
- American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults
- Horn Book Fanfare
- New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
- American Library Association Notable Children's Book
Level: Gr. 5-8 DRA Level: 50 Lexile Measure: 680L
Grade Equivalent: 4.8 Guided Reading: V
This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.
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