Sea Change by Bryan Pentelow
Sea Change moves fast and the story is told rather than shown which is a bit of an oxymoron I can’t get my head around. Other than to add that Bryan’s passion for this book is literally in every sentence. He is the one who wants to see this change. And by the end of it, I wanted to see it too.
I didn’t feel connected with the characters as much as I would have liked to, but as I mentioned this is a short book and the story itself kept me more than interested. I’m putting this down to the fact that I’m use to reading longer stories, allowing more time for character development.
The protagonist, who is also named Bryan, finds a MaGuffin in the form of an alien memory stick. This isn’t a spoiler; it’s on the first page. From there his adventure starts and it is a delightful story to follow.
There are plenty of obstacles for the MC to tackle, and they are dealt with swiftly. So much so that a ¼ of the way through I was wondering whether if there was any point to have them in the first place. But this is not about obstacles, this is about change and once I realised this the book became far more enjoyable.