Out in stores everywhere in the U.S
The Starboard Sea is a cross between A Separate Peace and Looking For Alaska during the late 80’s. Jason is a prep-school boy that goes to Bellengton, a last resort prep school for students who have been kicked out of other prep schools. These teenagers come from extremely wealthy New England families, so the students have a “live fast, die young” mentality. Jason is sent to Bellengton as a result of his actions after his best friend, Cal, committed suicide. This coming of age novel is all about forgiving and being able to move on after a traumatic situation. The writing is lovely, and incredibly witty. It was a refreshing YA novel, and I was happy to be reading something that wasn’t paranormal based.
Age range: high school and up