Life is a beach for wee Miles O'Malley. Although the wee moniker is a minor sticking point because he's nearly fourteen now and yet cruel fate, and genetics ha ...more
The Highest Tide describes the summer of a fourteen year old boy, Miles O’Malley, who happens upon several marine life phenomena on the tidal flats of Puget Sound. After Miles precociously comments to a reporter that his amazing dis ...more
Miles says that most people don't believe him when he describes what he sees in the water--they often think he is exaggerating or lying. But when he finds something that is almost unbelievable to both himself and Professor Kramer, people begin seeing him a bit differently.
What he saw was a giant squid, which is usually a deep-ocean creature. The mystery of how such a creature would end up in the shallow waters of the Puget Sound caused quite a commot ...more
I think it goes well with "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time"; they're both stories of awkward boys amazed by the world, who have intellectual interests.
Oh there's some sort of m ...more
I find it hard to believe this book would have an "universal" appeal.
Miles O'Malley, a 13-year old boy, who is short, an insomniac, a speed reading genius and is as in love with the older girl next door as he is with tidal pool marine life.
Miles stumbles across a rare sea creature and overnight becomes a ...more
These tidal flats are the domain of Miles O’Malley, 13. At night, Miles straps on a headlamp and explored the fertile mud flats, collecting clams, mussels, highly prized geoducks (pronounced “gooey-ducks ...more
Lynch likes his protagonists a certain way: nonconformists and obsessive about some aspect of the natural world. In many ways, Miles is an even better character than Brandon. As Miles endures his thirteenth summer, he...more
Miles reads voraciously about subjects he is passionate or curious about, including marine biology, but also sex (he is 13, after all), and touchingly visits his elderly, ailing (she has something similar to Parkinson's) neighbor lady and brings her lunches. Even though he is definitely wi ...more
With his parents growing apart in ways he doesn't understand, and his best friend an elderly woman who is rapid ...more
I must admit that this book was way better than Enders Game. The story was realistic and I could picture every sc ...more
As I read this book, I mainly found myself wondering why it is that EVERY ya book I read with a male main character is rife with lewd sexual comments, homophobia an ...more
This remarkable debut novel is one of the reasons people keep reading: occasionally, a book by a new author comes along and knocks your socks off. Lynch, formerly the Puget Sound correspondent with Portland's Oregonian, knows his terrain and describes the Puget Sound ecology with a poetic touch. Even more impressive, he has mastered the voice__and emotions__of a teenage boy. Finally, though this novel clearly conveys the beauty and fragility of the earth around us, Lynch is never preachy or heav...more
I loved the main character, Miles, because I was a prairie-girl version of him. I spent all my free time either outdoors or reading (or reading outdoors). I was just as fascinated by prairie as he was by ocean. I must say, I envied his library and his contacts with academe. I was stuck with a small town library, far from any experts of any kind.
I also ...more
I can understand Miles fascination with tide po ...more
Divorce, jobs, press, money, friends, hardship, girls, the ocean, drugs, and an old woman. What does all that have in common? The Highest TIde , does. 13 year old Miles O’Malley is just a normal kid who doesn’t know what's going on as he enters his teen years. His parents are constantly fighting, he is in love with his neighbor, he is in the press, he really does not know what’s going on. All he has is the ...more
Penulis: Jim Lynch
Penerjemah: Arif Subiyanto
Penerbit: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Tebal: 328 halaman
Cetakan pertama, tahun 2007
Miles O'Malley seorang remaja berusia 13 tahun yang menderita insomnia berat. Ia sering menjelajah teluk di Puget Sound dengan kayaknya untuk mengisi malam-malamnya. Di malam hari ia menyaksikan keindahan laut dengan segala makhluk hidup yang hidup dan tumbuh di dalamnya. Ada remis, siput, bintang laut, dan berbagai makhluk laut lain y ...more
Jim Lynch is the author of the novels The Highest Tide, Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun, all of which were performed on stage and won prizes, including an Indies Choice Honor Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and a Dashiell Hammett Prize finalist. His next novel, Before the Wind, will be released in April 2016. As a newspaper reporter, Lynch has won national awards, including t ...more