The Highest Tide

The Highest Tide❮KINDLE❯ ❤ The Highest Tide ❧ Author Jim Lynch – Bluevapours.co.uk One moonlit night, thirteen year old Miles O Malley sneaks out of his house and goes exploring on the tidal flats of Puget Sound When he discovers a rare giant squid, he instantly becomes a local phen One moonlit night, thirteen year old Miles O Malley sneaks out of his house and goes exploring on the tidal flats of Puget Sound The Highest PDF or When he discovers a rare giant squid, he instantly becomes a local phenomenon shadowed by people curious as to whether this speed reading, Rachel Carson obsessed teenager is just an observant boy or an unlikely prophet But Miles is really just a kid on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting away from him As the sea continues to offer up discoveries from its mysterious depths, Miles struggles to deal with the difficulties that attend the equally mysterious process of growing up.

Jim Lynch is the author of the novels The Highest Tide, Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun, all of which were performed on The Highest PDF or 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 As a newspaper reporter, Lynch has won national awards, including the Livingston Young Journalist Award He lives in Olympia, Washington, with his wife and daughterLynch s book tour with his next novel, Before the Wind, will begin in mid April and will feature visits to east and west coast bookstores and venues Dates and locations will be available soon.

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Highest Tide
  • Jim Lynch
  • English
  • 21 August 2019
  • 1582346291

10 thoughts on “The Highest Tide

  1. Shovelmonkey1 says:

    Aw, this book touched me in my special place No, not that special place you filthy minded bunch I am referring to that happy childhood place that was preserved within my heart before it became glacial with the hoare frost of the general cynicism that comes from working with idiots and generally being alive in the UK in the 21st century 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 Aw, this book touched me in my special place No, not that special place you filthy minded bunch I am referring to that happy childhood place that was preserved within my heart before it became glacial with the hoare frost of the general cynicism that comes from working with idiots and generally being alive in the UK in the 21st century 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 have left him trailing behind in the height stakes Oh yeah and his Mum and Dad might be getting a divorce, and his best friend is a really old lady called Florence who, if we are being honest from the outset, is really really unlikely to survive to the end of the book So this is a big boo hoo fest then Well, not really, although if you are prone to a bit of a sniffle then maybe keep a box of tissues handy But it is a beach based bildungsroman charting the literal and metaphorical growth of Miles O Malley as well as the changes which one short summer wreaks on the physical and moral geography of his home town The main focus of the book is Miles love of all things environmental, especially his passion for the slipping, sliding and swimming occupants of Skookumchuck Bay The summer kicks off with him finding a giant squid washed up in the bay and this catapults him to the status of local celebrity The papers and TV hail him as some kind of mini David Attenborough and the local cult think he might be the messiah although maybe he is just a very naughty boy.Despite my better judgement and the fact that I at first spent a lot of time thinking, this is YA, it s got to be YA but it got listed on the Richard and Judy book club and they don t read YA do they I actually really liked this For those of you who are wondering at this stage who in the name of Christ are Richard and Judy then here they are I ve not included any pics because I m not clever like all the other people who put pictures in their reviews and also I don t think it is fair to inflict images of Richard on unsuspecting folks To give you the capsule version they are a gaff prone married couple who used to present morning television here in the UK Kind of like the Queen and Prince Philip except Judy is the older of the two although not older than Prince Philip and Richard is famed for the same kind of social and political cringers as Phil, which have always left the public wondering why there is not some kind of ASBO just for posh people and people who are inappropriate on the telly Anyway, they said this book was good on their TV book club and they were right Tarted up with cute little line drawings of sea creatures, the pithy observations of thirteen year old Miles and his hormonal chums as they attempt to navigate the pitfalls of adolescence without first exploding like some kind of giant excess sperm bomb Throw in some drugs, some death and a natural disaster and you ve got a surprise winner on your hands If you re looking for your first summer read then I recommend this one

  2. J.K. Grice says:

    THE HIGHEST TIDE is a beautiful coming of age tale of a young boy growing up in the Pacific NW Jim Lynch is a fine writer, and I loved the story he told here.

  3. Jeff says:

    I was very excited to read this debut novel after seeing promising reviews in several trade magazines My excitement nearly doubled after I got my hands on the book and saw an endorsement written by Katherine Dunn, whose novel, Geek Love, is one of my favorite books 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 I was very excited to read this debut novel after seeing promising reviews in several trade magazines My excitement nearly doubled after I got my hands on the book and saw an endorsement written by Katherine Dunn, whose novel, Geek Love, is one of my favorite books 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 discoveries might be the Earth s way of telling us something, he is elevated to prophet like status by the media The media frenzy is exacerbated when Miles, with the help of an ailing, geriatric psychic, accurately predicts that the Sound will experience its highest tide in over fifty years I really enjoyed this book It was what I would consider a nice, light read Lynch has a sharp wit, a sound writing style, and a knack for brilliant similes The narrative is very unique, but sometimes dances close to the brink of cliche The biggest problem I had with the book is that the narrative voice is somewhat ill defined Miles tells his story as hindsight confessional, being recalled for the reader rather than experienced by the reader Why did Lynch decide to tell his story this way Would my experience as a reader be different if this was written in present tense as opposed to past I think it would The Highest Tide is a book about science and faith, about the practical versus the mystical Miles often recalls the writing of Rachel Carson who celebrates these dualities as complimentary rather than contradictory By setting this novel in the past and providing a tidy ending where all phenomena is explained and justified, I think Lynch grounds his story too strongly in the scientific at the expense of the mystical At the end of the novel Miles story is still fantastic, but is ceases to be fantastical

  4. Jim says:

    The Highest Tide starts out strong, but ends up going nowhere I was intrigued by the characters and setting to begin the novel, but there is no real development as the novel proceeds The main character, Miles, also provides the narration, which draws the reader away from the story with his inconsistency Sometimes Miles comes off as a 14 year old kid, which he is, and at other times, he writes like a completely mature adult I get that Miles is wise beyond his years, but Lynch seems to falter The Highest Tide starts out strong, but ends up going nowhere I was intrigued by the characters and setting to begin the novel, but there is no real development as the novel proceeds The main character, Miles, also provides the narration, which draws the reader away from the story with his inconsistency Sometimes Miles comes off as a 14 year old kid, which he is, and at other times, he writes like a completely mature adult I get that Miles is wise beyond his years, but Lynch seems to falter between Miles actual thoughts and writing and his own there is not a clear separation between author and narrator The most enjoyable part of the book was the descriptions of The Sound, the oceans, and sea life The setting almost becomes a character itself.Overall, the characters are not interesting enough nor develop enough for this book to really work

  5. Helen says:

    This is a sweet easy stress free book that was just what I needed The story is about a delightful boy named Miles O Malley He is thirteen, small for his age and is a genius in the field of oceanography He lives near a tidal pool and knows about all the creatures that live in the sea The story is also about his unusual discoveries, his moment of fame, his inattentive fighting parents and his crush on the older girl who lives next door There were a few laugh out loud moments and a heartbreaki This is a sweet easy stress free book that was just what I needed The story is about a delightful boy named Miles O Malley He is thirteen, small for his age and is a genius in the field of oceanography He lives near a tidal pool and knows about all the creatures that live in the sea The story is also about his unusual discoveries, his moment of fame, his inattentive fighting parents and his crush on the older girl who lives next door There were a few laugh out loud moments and a heartbreaking event that is unfortunately a part of life I thoroughly enjoyed it

  6. Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Dianna Geers for TeensReadToo.comMiles 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 Reviewed by Dianna Geers for TeensReadToo.comMiles 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 commotion in his own community and among the science community at large Since Miles tends to be a quiet teenager, sudden attention focused on him seems a bit unsettling When Miles findsunusual creatures in the area,attention and questions are focused on him Why is he the only one finding all of these remarkable things Miles says it s because he is probably the only one looking Indeed, he spendstime looking at the water than most kids spend on the computer He becomes seen as a sort of scientific genius, a prophet, and even a hero More andpeople begin showing interest in this area and Miles struggles with the constant attention and the disturbance to the once quiet area All of this is happening while Miles struggles with his parents troubled marriage, his crush on a girl, helping his elderly friend stay out of a nursing home, and just plain old growing up Never before have the details from a book intrigued me so much that I immediately wanted to research them so I could see what was described in the writing Until I read THE HIGHEST TIDE by Jim Lynch, that is Miles, the main character, has such a love for water life, and he spends a great deal of his time exploring When Miles describes the things he sees it is with so much respect and awe that readers can t help but be drawn into a fascination of this world that is so often overlooked I found myself wanting to pick up the book during my day so that I could see where else Miles s discoveries would take me And when I did research, the pictures of these creatures were just as breathtaking as Miles described them Jim Lynch is able to create beauty with words the way artists do with paintbrushes Read this book You will see our planet differently At least the 2 3 of it that is water and contains such intrigue

  7. Wanda says:

    I read this novel all in one sitting Couldn t put it down, even as the clock ticked past midnight and I usually turn into a pumpkin at 10 pm 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 I read this novel all in one sitting Couldn t put it down, even as the clock ticked past midnight and I usually turn into a pumpkin at 10 pm 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 enjoyed Miles use of the library to research anything, be it marine life or the G spot That s my reaction to anything new too get a book from the library and absorb information.A lovely coming of age story which should appeal to anyone with naturalist leanings

  8. Lucas says:

    Not an amazing book I would not recommend this to anyone.

  9. Nat says:

    Right, this is a coming of age story i.e., it s about the enchanted quality of puberty I m a sucker for these stories, and I really enjoyed this book I m also a fan of the borderlands motif the seams where worlds meet and a major feature of this story is loving descriptions of tidal marine life 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 Right, this is a coming of age story i.e., it s about the enchanted quality of puberty I m a sucker for these stories, and I really enjoyed this book I m also a fan of the borderlands motif the seams where worlds meet and a major feature of this story is loving descriptions of tidal marine life 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 messianic sub plot Or, maybe it was the main plot device I can t really remember But it s actually pretty unimportant to the book, so don t let it scare you off How can the main plot device be a trivial element in a book Well, maybe it s supposed to be the allegorical skeleton which shapes the entire book I don t know What I do know is that at a page by page, paragraph by paragraph level, descriptions of marine life, the physical setting, and the emotional development of the boy form the primary content of the book Those are what it s worth reading for

  10. Bookmarks Magazine says:

    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 Evenimpressive, 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 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 Evenimpressive, 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 heavy handed Critics nitpicked only with Miles s stereotyped friend Phelps and factual dialogue that could better have been inserted into the narrative In short, The Highest Tide is one of the best surprises of the season This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.

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