The Changeling Sea

The Changeling Sea - 

Patricia A. McKillip Originally posted at Paperback Wonderland.Sometimes people ask me to recommend a book and it usually goes a bit like this:Hipster girl: Hey do you know which book I shoul--Me: [b:The Changeling Sea|59|The Changeling Sea|Patricia A. McKillip|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1313430180s/59.jpg|2085180]!~*~Metalhead dude: Hey, I've been thinking about readi--Me: [b:The Changeling Sea|59|The Changeling Sea|Patricia A. McKillip|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1313430180s/59.jpg|2085180]!~*~Mum: Any books you--Me: [b:The Changeling Sea|59|The Changeling Sea|Patricia A. McKillip|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1313430180s/59.jpg|2085180]!~*~Some friend: Got any books yo--Me: [b:The Changeling Sea|59|The Changeling Sea|Patricia A. McKillip|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1313430180s/59.jpg|2085180]!Some friend. You always say that! I've already read it!Me: READ IT AGAIN.Anyone who's lived their whole life by the sea will tell you that it's hard to successfully write a story that will give you the sense of wonder and possibility it brings. [b:A Menina do Mar|6480073|A Menina do Mar|Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1249291141s/6480073.jpg|1811677] comes to mind, and though it's a children's book it's absolutely perfect, perhaps because I read it when I was a little girl and those books always have a special place in our hearts. [b:The Changeling Sea|59|The Changeling Sea|Patricia A. McKillip|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1313430180s/59.jpg|2085180] through what I can only assume to be some freaky magical powers [a:Patricia McKillip|25|Patricia A. McKillip|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1220752490p2/25.jpg] possesses, managed to be placed into that same corner of my heart even though I've read it as an adult. I guess that's the highest praise a book can get.