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Drake, Julia - The Last True Poets of the Sea

Drake, Julia - The Last True Poets of the Sea

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Violet, reeling from loss and grappling with her identity, finds solace in a coastal town's vibrant poetry scene. As she connects with a captivating young woman named Rowan, their bond blossoms into a powerful friendship that challenges societal norms and their own understanding of love. Together, they navigate grief, self-discovery, and the complexities of first love, defying expectations and embracing the transformative power of creative expression.


The Last True Poets of the Sea is a lyrical and heartwarming coming-of-age story that celebrates self-acceptance, the power of community, and the transformative beauty of love in all its forms. Julia Drake's evocative prose paints a vivid portrait of a seaside town pulsating with artistic energy, where Violet and Rowan embark on a journey of self-discovery and forge a love that transcends societal constraints. This poignant and hopeful tale explores themes of grief, family, friendship, and the courage to embrace your true self, resonating deeply with young adults navigating their own identities and searching for their place in the world.

LGBT Themes:

    • Lesbian romance
    • Self-discovery and exploration of sexual orientation
    • Found family and queer community
    • Challenging societal expectations of gender and love

Relevant Tags:

    • young adult fiction, coming-of-age, LGBTQ+ fiction, lesbian romance, grief and healing, self-discovery, family dynamics, friendship, poetry, coastal setting, artistic community, societal expectations, love in all forms

Awards & Recognition:

    • #817,026 in Books on Amazon (See Top 100 in Books)
    • #710 in Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Emotions & Feelings on Amazon
    • Praised by reviewers for its "warm and wise, strange meditation on developing the strength to be vulnerable" (Kirkus Reviews) and "a triumphant debut" (BookPage)

Additional Notes:

    • This book is recommended for ages 14 and up.
    • It has received positive reviews for its heartwarming story, relatable characters, and exploration of important themes.
  • Readers looking for a coming-of-age story with strong LGBTQ+ representation will likely enjoy this book.

Title: The Last True Poets of the Sea Author: Julia Drake Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Family, Romance, LGBTQ+ Pages: 400 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: June 15th, 2021 ISBN: 9780759554993 Weight: 340g Size: 14cm x 3.3cm x 20.7cm

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