I finished reading this yesterday. The Highest Tide, a novel by Jim Lynch.
One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O’Malley sneaks out of his house and goes exploring on the tidal flats of Puget Sound. He's used to find sea creatures at night to sell to the local aquarium owner. When he discovers a rare giant squid, he instantly becomes a local phenomenon. But Miles is really just a kid on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his parents will divorce and fearful that
everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting away from him.
A beautiful story they say and I agree too. Besides beautiful, it also gives us so many knowledge about the sea and creatures or animals living in it. It makes me curious and want to know how they really look like. The author is so generous too, in the novel website, he provides some of the animals' pictures, including the adorable sea pen. I'd like to see the cross starfish too..