Returning to Shore is an amazing book about finding lost loved ones. Corinne Demas develops the relationships between her characters very well. Clare has a very different relationship with each character. However, Clare is not a strong-willed character. I personally enjoy a strong leading character and felt this book was lacking without one. That being said, the entire book had a moral standard that is missing in most modern fiction.I feel that this book does not fit well in any age group. The writing style feels like junior fiction, while some of the content is very teen. I would recommend this to realistic fiction lovers.