Sea ChangeAugust 19th, 2009
Summer’s not over yet! We still have a few weeks to go!
So you still have time to enjoy a few more summer reads….
I remember a few years ago when I was trying to get The Mediator series published, all I got were rejections. That’s because the publishers were like, “No one wants to read about heroines who are in love with dead boys.”
Well, now heroines have moved on not just from loving dead boys but to loving boys who are also wolves sometimes, to loving boys who might actually live…
…under the sea?
(Isn’t this cover gorgeous? I love it. I would like to spray paint it on my bedroom wall, but He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog Won’t Let Me).
16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science…and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she’s happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother’s estate.
There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can’t make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship…and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?
Critics love it too:
“Friedman deftly demonstrates the positives of moving forward and not clinging to the past; she also presents a sister dynamic that many girls-particularly younger sisters-will recognize.” – Publishers Weekly
“Friedman has transformed the traditional YA novel about moving and growing up and away into an authentic, real-life exploration of adaptation and acceptance… a delightful, funny, insightful journey.” – Booklist
This would be a perfect book to read by the pool. Or by the lake. Or at the beach….
…while you can still go to the beach!
Just look out for hot mermen.