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Aquamarine Kindle Edition
Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart: a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her six sisters to search for love on land. Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in the burning August sun, a rescue is begun.
On the edge of growing up, during a summer that is the hottest on record, Hailey and Claire are discovering that life can take an unpredictable course, friendship is forever, and magic can be found in the most unexpected places.
Despite the girls' fear of change, everything shifts with a summer storm. At the beach club the next morning, Hailey and Claire find that the storm has left its mark, filling the cloudy waters of the swimming pool with jellyfish and seaweed. Hailey boldly dives in and discovers that the waves have also brought a delicate blue and white mermaid who is extremely grouchy at her predicament. The girls scheme to return the fish-woman to the sea, but she obstinately refuses to leave the vicinity of Raymond, the handsome boy who runs the gift shop. Alarmed at the mermaid's growing weakness, Hailey and Claire extract her promise to go back to the sea in exchange for one evening with Raymond. They set up a blind date, dress her in a long blue dress to hide her tail, and take her to the rendezvous in a wheelchair. But the next morning the dying mermaid is in love, and the patio is full of partygoers. Can the girls sneak her past all those eyes to save her life? And will she let them? Young teens will be entranced by the strange dreaminess of this poignant little story about love and loss. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- ASIN : B017RZH2PG
- Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks; Illustrated edition (January 26, 2016)
- Publication date : January 26, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 8126 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 116 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #528,590 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After coming across it on my Disney Plus subscription account recently I looked up on the internet who was in it and discovered that it was based on this book. That's when I decided to try it out.
I finished it within a day and found it to be a quick and easy book to read. I really enjoyed it and thought it was great! Alice Hoffman came up with an excellent idea for the story and got well into it from the moment I started reading it. I'm now looking forward to watching the movie on Disney Plus as well!