Monday, May 14, 2012
Teenage Mermaid by Ellen Schreiber
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Spencer almost drowns in a surfing accident when a sparkling, golden girl saves him with a kiss of life before she suddenly disappears. Where did this dream girl come from, and will she return? Lilly rescues a boy from nearly drowning and dangerously steps out of her own watery world. Curious to explore this forbidden land, she's gotta find her handsome Earthdude. A silver heart locket is their only clue. Ellen Schreiber revamps a classic favorite with a funky magical romance that shows what transpires when boy meets girl, but discovers girl is really a . . .
Teenage Mermaid; the title says it all. This is truly a book on the hardships of being a teenager, whether your a mermaid or a human! But this is also a story of mystical love. What I really enjoyed about this book is that it is written in two perspectives; the first is Lilly's view on what it's like to be a teenage mermaid and the obstacles she must endure to find her "earthdude", the boy she saved from drowning. The second point of view is Spencer, a surfer boy who is trying to find the girl he fell in love with who saved his life. My favorite part about this is how comical Lilly's point of view is! When she has to get a potion to receive legs to find Spencer is so witty! However, I think readers of mermaid literature will enjoy the ending of the book. It was quite a cliff hanger. This book is really easy to read and you can probably finish it in a day or two. I give this book (****) 4 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie