Thursday, May 19, 2011
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
Age Group: Middle Grade
First zit. First crush. First…mermaid’s tail?
If she 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. Embarassing. Moment. Ever.
Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But this revelation raises a serious question: if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?
Jade is determined to find out. But how does a plus-sized, 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 her crush, Luke?
This summer is about to get a lot more interesting…
I thought this book was the most cutest book I had ever read. It took me back in time to when I was young like Jade. The feelings Jade has in the book are very much what a young girl like her would have. Many pre-teens fall in love with a guy, but not all of them find out they are mermaids. Now that made the book even better.
Jade lives with her dad since her mom had died and it's sort of hard for her to talk to her dad about everything. I don't blame her. There are some things that you just have to talk to your mom because you feel more comfortable that way, and here is poor Jade with only her dad around. Her dad does understand her "issues" and he tries to help out, but it's funny because Jade is so embarrassed by it. Also, when Jade finds out she's a mermaid, she also finds out a little secret her mom had as well....
Overall, I very much enjoyed this book and look foreward to reading more of Helene's books because she is just a fun author!