I just read Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Walk and it was a wonderful summer read! Walk makes you feel like you are right there on the beach with the characters in Beyond the Bright Sea.
About Melanie Conklin
Melanie Conklin grew up in North Carolina and worked as a product designer for ten years before moving to New York, where she began to write. Her debut middle grade novel, Counting Thyme (Penguin), is a 2016 Nerdy Book Award winner, a Bank Street Best Books of 2016 selection, and an SCBWI Crystal Kite Finalist. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and sons. Connect with her on twitter at @MLConklin.
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