Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau

I caught the Kindle bug, I think.  I saw this book either on Amazon or Goodreads and I was just thinking, That sounds fun.  I had just enough money on my account to get it too.  ("When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes." Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)

When I found out the character was only 13, turning 14, I was a little more attracted to it.  I'm tired of all these advanced high school, junior-senior books.  I was ready for something about a young person.

This isn't part of my Goodreads review, but it kind of reminded me of The Thirteenth Year.

Goodreads Synopsis:  Freak of nature takes on a whole new meaning...
If Jade hadn't been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail?

Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever.

Just soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

Jade is determined to find out. So how does a plus-size, aqua-phobic mer-girl go about doing that exactly? And how will Jade ever be able to explain her secret to her best friend, Cori, and to her crush, Luke?

This summer is about to get a lot more interesting...

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great way to lose a few hours. It's funny. I loved the characters, and the surprise at the ending is just too great to miss!

Recommended for girls, any age.


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  2. This book is a great story about a girl who figures out she's a mermaid. However, this book does NOT just blend into the background with all the other teen mermaid books. It has a real story behind it- something more than just a girl who has a fishy secret.


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