The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip

The Changeling Sea

Patricia A. McKillip

144 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

fiction fantasy romance young adult adventurous mysterious slow-paced


World Fantasy Award winner Patricia A. McKillip tells an enchanting fantasy that is tinged with realism and romance. (School Library Journal) Since the day her father's fishing boat returned without him, Peri and her mother have mourned his loss. ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 463 reviews


mysterious 81%
emotional 72%
hopeful 45%
adventurous 40%
reflective 36%
lighthearted 22%
funny 18%
relaxing 13%
inspiring 9%
sad 9%
tense 4%


medium 56%
slow 30%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 36%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 21%

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