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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  • daph_pink

    The story was just "WHATEVER". I didn't liked any of the characters, it wasn't worth my time!!.....LGBTQIAP+ graphic books are one of my favs!Excited to read this one!!!!...

  • David Schaafsma

    I know Alex Sanchez through Rainbow Boys and his other GLTQ YA books. I know Julie Maroh from her Blue is the Warmest Color comics novel. So this graphic novel is the story of Aqualad who in this vers...

  • Teal

    This YA graphic novel with a gay/questioning MC is set in a world where, if something flashes by overhead, you can whip out your binoculars and see that it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’sTh...

  • Jessica

    I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (DC Comics) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This was a heartfelt origin story that tackles...

  • Chad

    This is virtually the same Aqualad story Geoff Johns told in Brightest Day adding in a LGBTQ love triangle. Jake Hyde is preparing to go away to college soon while figuring out his sexuality. He's att...

  • 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...

  • Kali Cole

    Oh wow! I read this in one sitting and it was so wonderful! I loved the relationship between Jake and Kenny and I really enjoyed the illustrations. I’ve been getting into more comics lately and I’...

  • 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...

  • ??? janet ???

    I love how Kenny & Jake both have a deep love for the ocean and Maria is a desert gal I love how Kenny & Jake both have a deep love for the ocean and Maria is a desert gal <3 ...more ...