Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tween Tuesday Review: Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Jade has the worst day ever. First she gets her period while shopping for bathing suits. Then because of a little white lie, she needs help from her Dad buying period supplies. He embarrasses her in front of a boy. She can't wait to just relax in the tub.

Unfortunately, her troubles don't stop there. After falling asleep in the tub, she wakes up to discover a mermaid's tail in place of her legs. Jade freaks out. Eventually, she changes back to human.

Soon, her Dad's forced to tell her that her mother used to be a mermaid. His answer raises all kinds of questions, but the most important one being "If Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?"

Jade's father can't answer that question. Amidst friendship drama, boy troubles, and trying to understand the new side of her, Jade isn't going to rest until she uncovers the truth about her mother's mysterious death.

My Thoughts: A cute mermaid book with depth. It's a coming of age tale. It's a mystery. It's a friendship novel. It's a first crush novel. All of these combined make one fun read. There's danger, romance, family drama, funny moments, and sweet moments between a father and his daughter.

Cover Thoughts: Really cute! I love it.

Source: Publisher - Sourcebooks

Fun Fact: Stay tuned tomorrow for an interview with the author!


LM Preston said...

This does sound intriguing with all the bells to make you enjoy a teen novel. My daughter and I love Mermaid stories and this would be a great add on to our tbr list.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this!