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Rock The Boat

“You know the things about turtles, right? . . . If you pick one up — to move it out of the road — you have to make sure you put it down in the same direction as it was headed. Why? Because turtles spend their whole lives going in one direction.”


Title: Rock the Boat

Author: Beck Dorey-Stein

Publisher: The Dial Press

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Rock the Boat is a coming-of-age story, but not you typical type. It’s a coming of age story about people in their 30s. What a refreshing idea. You don’t have to have it all figured out right away. It’s okay for things to take time. It’s okay for the path you were on to not work out. It’s okay to go back to what you thought you didn’t want . . . What you thought you were escaping from.

When Kate Campbell’s life in Manhattan suddenly implodes, she is forced to return to Sea Point, the small town full of quirky locals, quaint homes, and beautiful beaches she grew up on. Kate promises herself she won’t be home long, just one summer to prove she worthy of the city and the life she was building.

Also returning home for the summer is Miles Hoffman aka “The Prince of Sea Point”. He wants to prove to his mother that he is capable of taking over the family business.

To finish out this triangle of a story is Ziggy Miller. Ziggy is a plumber who was in business together with his father who recently passed away. He needs Miles help to figure out the the financial struggles he finds himself in. His dad made a mess of the accounting. Instead of figuring out the math, Miles figures out a secret instead.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Slow in parts, particularly the beginning, but overall this was a solid summer read for me. I liked the mature coming of age story and it was full or heart and humor. I recommend you pick this one up and spend some time in Sea Point!

(Me enjoying this read poolside in Vegas earlier this Summer)

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