Jim Lynch’s THE HIGHEST TIDE
It is a part coming-of-age novel, part parable not only about the ocean and the environment but life in general. Miles O’Malley is almost 14 but looks 10 because of his short stature. He is obsessed with the tidal mud flats behind his house and the life that teems just below its surface. However a series of remarkable discoveries sets in motion a chain of events that will have a profound impact on Miles and the people he cares about.
THE HIGHEST TIDE ebbs and flows with life, friendship, love and loss. Miles is one of those rare book characters who you will never forget. His wide-eyed passion, knowledge and fascination with marine life are infectious and his big heart and selfless attitude and actions only endear him to you more. This is a book to make you smile, shed a tear and want to share with as many people as possible.