To Break an Hourglass by Hayley Maynard
Approx. 51,580 words.
Published on February 11, 2012.
A fictional coming-of-age adventure novel which parallels the lives of a young girl, Jemaline (Jem) Foster, and her older neighbor, Samantha Cunningham. Jem is a teenager when she runs away from home, chasing adventure and following in the footsteps of her older neighbor. Love, risk, danger, and high seas adventure dole out life’s lessons by the barrel.