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.
This novel had something to offer young children, somewhere between 8 and 13. It did not dazzle me but I'll stock that up to I'm not the right age and have read other and better... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sally Balboa
I read this because I used to be obsessed with mermaids. But this book contained language that was transparently simplified.Published 4 months ago by Swank Ivy
Hailey and Claire have been friends forever. They are heartbroken that they will no longer be together because Claire is moving away when summer ends. Read morePublished 5 months ago by The DMS
I love how the mermaid ignores Hailey and Claire for a bit. Then they become friends and the whole story just comes together. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mary
I must say that I was very sorely disappointed. Aquamarine is supposed to have travelled from the sea into a swimming pool where two best friends have spent the summer at... Read morePublished 24 months ago by McLeod
I loved the movie that this book was based off of. When I discovered the book, I just had to get it to expand the library for my middle school students.Published on November 30, 2012 by Bethany Coke
I just read Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman. Aquamarine is a realistic fiction book. I would say it is 7-12 years old.
This book was about two girls, Hailey and Claire. Read more
My daughter saw the movie and *loved* it. She pestered me until I bought her the book. She waited with high hopes for two whole days for it to arrive. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Sam Twain
It is blazing summer at the coast but best friends, Hailey and Claire, are morose at the impending separation, when Claire will move to Florida with her grandparents. Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Gale Finlayson