You Brought Me the Ocean

You Brought Me the Ocean

Jake Hyde doesn’t swim––not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, which is in the middle of the desert, yet he yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown for a college on the coast. But his best friend, Maria, wants nothing more than to make a home in the desert, and Jake’s mother encourages him to always play it safe.
There’s nothing “safe” about Jake’s future—not when he’s attracted to Kenny Liu, swim team captain and rebel against conformity. And certainly not when he secretly applies to Miami University. Jake’s life begins to outpace his small town’s namesake, which doesn’t make it any easier to come out to his mom, or Maria, or the world.
But Jake is full of secrets, including the strange blue markings on his skin that glow when in contact with water. What power will he find when he searches for his identity, and will he turn his back to the current or dive headfirst into the waves?

Title:You Brought Me the Ocean
Edition Language:English
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    You Brought Me the Ocean Reviews

  • Juan

    Okay I'm sorry I'm sure this comic will be cute but this has been bothering me for weeks now. Miami University is not a "college on the coast". It's in Ohio. Ohio is landlocked. I'm going to start los...

  • TJ

    This could have been something special, but the execution of all these themes and ideas is mediocre. The dialogue is straight up awful, the characters are unbelievably stupid for plot reasons, and the...

  • Carly Faith

    this was so cringey. maria was beyond annoying and selfish. only character i liked was kenny. he was the only decent one.this entire book kinda made no sense either. very weird plot and kinda childish...

  • Lu

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review. An HUGE thanks to DC comics for this free book. All opinions are my own.TW: homophobia, homophobic slurs, physical assaultJake Hyde...

  • Mae Crowe

    I feel very weird about this one, and waiting two weeks before writing the review really isn't helping anything. I'm not sure that the rating I have on this is final - I'm hovering between 2 and 3 sta...

  • Deborah Embury

    This is a story that could have been really cool, but unfortunately is dragged down by a lot of different aspects. The writing is weak and incredibly stilted. The water theme is overplayed and nearly ...

  • Kelsi Reads

    3.5 stars. ARC provided by Netgalley for review. I was hugely anticipating the release of this book and I can't help but feel a little let down.Let's start with the good things. Jake, the main charact...

  • Anna

    I feel very ambivalent towards this one. I really really wanted to love it but it fell pretty flat for me. It seemed like there was a ton of ideas and themes that they wanted to include but not a sing...

  • Libby

    Welcome to the year 1999, I guess? This book is a cringe-fest. The plot is moved along via awful dialogue and teenage antics typical of archetypal teenagers from bad 90s films. Aka it’s not realisti...

  • Christina || All My Book Clubs Are Dead

    As a fan of Julie Maroh, I was looking forward to this graphic novel about a queer relationship. However, there were many elements of this that did not work for me. First, the coming out component unf...