Olive’s Ocean

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Martha didn’t know Olive—not really. But when Olive is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and her mother gives Martha a section from Olive’s journal, Martha knows they could have been friends. Now Martha and her family are going to Cape Cod for the rest of the summer, and Olive, who had always wanted to see the ocean, haunts Martha’s thoughts and dreams. A brilliant, touching coming-of-age story, and a Newbery Honor Book.


Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller
ALA Notable Children’s Book
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
 Editors’ Choice “Top of the List”
Horn Book
Publishers Weekly
 Best Book
New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
Globe and Mail Top Ten Children’s Book (Toronto, Canada)

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