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Sea Breeze Academy

liked it 3.00  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A group of boarding school teens in season five of a Cali-based sitcom begin to realize they are in a TV show.

A missing student, or maybe several.
Embedded marketing, sushi, token friends, and cacti.
The sound of the Pacific waves in the background.
Smothering darkness. The threat of Alaska.
Another perfect, perfect day.
Happiness lives here.

Brooklyn, Matthew, and the gang ar
Paperback, 390 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Verona Booksellers
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Jun 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
I had a really difficult time reading this book. As the description says, it's about a reality show that takes place in California, which isn't entirely untrue, but this 'book' is a script for that show…not actually a book in the traditional sense. I wish I had known that going in, because I was NOT prepared for the story to be told in that way.

I really liked the cover - it's what made me excited to read this in the first place…that and the promise that this would be a love letter to my favorite
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.

I have read Bryant Loney's other books and I have really enjoyed them so I definitely went into this book with high expectations and they were definitely met. I was not expecting this book to be laid out like a script as it was and to start with, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it but I quickly started to enjoy the formatting as it means that this book is a quick and enjoyable read.

The vast amount of characters
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Some minor spoilers to follow...

This story is so unconventional that it’s hard to know what to say about it. Going in, I’d expected more of a straight teen TV drama spoof and was surprised at how weird things got, and how fast. I thought SBA was a really fresh take on the “simulation” genre of spoofy metafiction, and I liked that we never understand exactly what’s going on (the closest we get seems to come with one character’s experience in an SBA van, where it seems he himself ceases to exist i
Tamika (paperback & flick chick)
Thank you to Verona book sellers for providing me with an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

So, this book was pitched to me and is depicted in the synopsis has a love letter and or spoof of the teen TV shows we all know and probably loved at some point growing up. This and the stunning cover were enough to pique my interest! The first couple of chapters seemed to be exactly what I was expecting and reminded me of a mix of shows like Hanna Montanan and The OC. The book being w
Sally Moore
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of Sea Breeze Academy in exchange for an honest review.

In Sea Breeze Academy by Bryant Loney a group of teens on a network TV Show fight issues in their boarding school while realizing that the arguments they solve in each episode might be of another’s doing.

Rating: 3.5/5

Sea Breeze Academy wrestles with everyday societal issues and brings those controversies to light. This novel is a fresh and innovative view on the take of a novel, but reading as well. Wherea
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
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I received a copy of this book from Verona Booksellers in exchange for an honest review.

Sea Breeze Academy was referenced as a popular television series in Loney’s previous book, Take Me to the Cat. The show follows teens in a boarding school as they navigate life, romance, and teen angst in a California setting.
Sea Breeze Academy as a book is written in a script-style format, which was definitely interesting to read although it lacked description – which could make it difficult from time to t
Samantha Eck
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given a free e-copy for a fair and honest review.

I didn’t think I would enjoy this book as much as I did. I really liked the premise of it. The ONLY reason I’m giving it 4/5 is because I was so taken aback with the format for the first half of the book. It’s written in a script format which I found odd however I got used to by the time I really got into the story. The story itself was fantastic and beautiful! It was well written and really reminded me of Zoey 101. It had some fun twists an
Betsy Martin
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sea Breeze Academy is a wonderfully compelling book that does just what it sets out to do: recall memories of all those tv shows you watched as a kid. Each character has a unique voice and personality and the plot only becomes more dynamic as the story progresses. Sometimes shocking, sometimes hilarious, Bryant shows a wide range of creativity and imagination through this tv script-formatted novel.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I have mixed feelings about this book. I've loved Bryant's books such as Take Me to the Cat and To Hear the Ocean Sigh, but this one didn't quite do it for me. Full review here.
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Finally DNFing this because no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get through it. I didn't entirely hate it, it just felt sorta like a romantic comedy fanfiction which I'm not here for.
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Bryant Loney was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1997. Sea Breeze Academy is his third novel; he is also the author of To Hear the Ocean Sigh and Take Me to the Cat. He loves dogs, poems, and haunted mansions. You can follow him on Twitter (@BALoney) and Instagram (@BryantLoney) or visit him online at
“It’s frustrating having these narrative expectations. All our lives we want answers—when will this happen, what is that, who are they, do you smell something burning, you name it. And everyone avoids the questions! Never do we actually get the response we’re hoping for. The answers in our head are far superior to whatever they, to whatever I, could come up with. So they leave it to you to figure out. ‘And where’s the fun in that?’ you say. And someone else replies, ‘You tell me.” 0 likes
“Real life is not like what you see on TV.” 0 likes
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