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Although this is supposedly Sarah Bird’s “most ambitious” novel to date — and it is ambitious — it’s not the novel that falls short, it’s the marketing. Rather than Bird’s ticket to entering the “literary elite,” it is the best of young adult fiction.

“Above the East China Sea” emerges as a quality coming of age story, but its not literature. With its upcoming paperback and e-book release, it should finally find its true market as a historical fiction/fantasy meld with authentic teenage characters.

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