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Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels Paperback – February 1, 2013
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The best yet .I really enjoyed it .I loved all the adventure and goofy romance. I can't wait for the next book to come out!
This book begins with Jade and her BFF, Cori, on their first day of High School. They're both racked with nervous energy. Jade is thrown for a loop when her Gram stops by the school to enroll Serena, a fellow mermaid, into school. Jade must help Serena acclimate to her life as a human. Luckily she has great friends to help her. On top of that there's a school dance coming up, and she's not sure if Luke will ask her. However all this seems to take a backseat when the Mermaid council demands that all mermaid land dwellers must return to the ocean. This is a huge problem considering that her mom and her boyfriend are both mers.
I have really enjoyed reading this series. I love Jade's character. Her character has grown a lot since the first book, but she still struggles with insecurities. Boudreau writes her character in such a way that most girls would be able to identify themselves with Jade. I also love the relationship themes in this series. The author stresses how important friendship is as well as family dynamics. Jade is loyal and would do anything for the ones she loves. I liked this book as much as the first. I really hope the author considers writing more of the series because I would definitely read it!
For the parents out there: This is a clean read. There is an innocent chaste kiss, teen angst, and drama. If it were a movie, I'd rate it PG.
Only the fact that Jade is put into the eighth-ninth grade split homeroom. She has to return to the middle school wing every day, while her best friend Cori and now-actual boyfriend Luke get to be in the cooler ninth-tenth grade split. Instead, she's in a homeroom with burping, smelly, immature boys, the evil Lainey and, surprise, surprise, Serena, who is still adjusting to her own life on two legs. There's also a fall dance looming where the girls ask the guys, and since Luke is her boyfriend now, that means she's expected to ask him, right? Even though they haven't been on a real date yet and she doesn't even want to go in the first place? And as if she needs even more to worry about, a supermoon is coming, and the Mermish Council wants to invoke Tidal Law to recall all land-walking merfolk to the sea to quell rumors that webbed one (landwalkers) exist and stop a revolution before it can begin. Jade's only just gotten her mother back. There's no way she's losing her again!
Hélène Boudreau continues to balance the awkward pains of growing up for a girl split between two worlds, tying the two together in a fun, fresh way.Read more ›
What I Liked:
*First, I am not the target audience so even though this was a three star read for me, I can highly recommend it for tweens. This book follows Jade a fourteen year old teenage girl who just happens to be half mermaid, not only is Jade part fish, but she is also plus sized. I was excited to see a female protagonist with some curves. Let's face it, we all can't be skinny size zero. I enjoyed that Jade was, for the most part, confident and happy thanks to her loving family and spectacular friends, including her boyfriend, Luke. Sure, she is a bit self conscious about her body image, especially when it comes to going to the dance, but what girl isn't concerned about her appearance? I loved that Jade shows these flaws and fears, it makes her a likeable character that will appeal to the younger crowd.
*I was especially pleased that this book was well suited for the younger adults, more for tweens and upper middle graders, not that it can't be enjoyed by older teens, but the target audience is definitely the younger teens.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed the book and it nada good plot. It moved quickly and I loved the storyline. This book is really good and I suggest it for all readers looking for a book with... Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. A. S.
I loved this book! It seems awesome for ten year olds and up. I am ten and i understood EVERYTHING. I really recommend everyone to read this book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jennifer Galloway
I really like this book it is awesome. I like all the drama. And how funny it is. But it's not for kids to much. I like to think that mermaids are real. Read morePublished 23 months ago by LOVE this book 1
I loved this book the author makes it feel like you're in the book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mermaids, romance,witty comebacks or a great book to readPublished on April 19, 2014 by momo the book whisper
"Really good book, loved how the plot works out. Can't wait to read the next one!" - Olivia, age 13Published on February 17, 2014 by Su-B
I think who ever doesn't like this book is crazy! I was reading it in the car on a nine-hour car ride and I didn't stop reading it until I got to the place I was going. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Lutts Family