Author: Bryant A. Loney
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Coming-of-age
Publisher: Verona Booksellers
Rating: 5 Stars
Author's website: http://www.bryantloney.com/
I could also tell that Loney had a lot of fun building his characters throughout this one. Jay was a very relatable and reliable main character, He alone has taught me a lot form this story, not just about other people, but about myself as well; which made this read more enjoyable. Saphnie on the other had taught me that even when your world could be crumbling around you, it's important to never lose faith, because it can lead to a lot of pain for others and yourself in the end. Then there were other characters too like Lily, Ethan, Megan, Ty, Sandy, Carl, Eliza, and tons more that I really enjoyed reading and learning about too. But I also had another favorite character too, Kukowski. He was a nice emotion reliever, especially when the story turned to serious, critical, or sad; he was always there to make me laugh.
I also really loved the fact that this was a coming-of-age story. To Hear the Ocean Sigh makes you realize how ignorant human nature can be, how much we take of granted, and the prices we pay for these choices. This book also taught me that even if we don't meet a person in real life, our actions can still affect them in ways no one may be able to understand. I have Loney to thank for teaching me these valuable life lessons, so thank you. I highly recommend that you pick this on up, and learn a lot about yourselves, just like I did. To Hear the Ocean Sigh is beautifully written, and such a lovely story that everyone should have an opportunity to read it. Loney is an 18-year-old just like me, and I'm very impressed that he wrote such am amazing book, I look forward to reading more form him in the very near future.