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Book Title: Sea Change|
The author of the book: Aimee Friedman
Edition: Turtleback Books
The size of the: 29.38 MB
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Date of issue: June 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9780606150163
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 5.7
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The best thing about this book is the cover.
I really wanted to like the story, it's a great premise but it never really took off, there was too much else in it, maybe it's the start of a series, I'm not sure but it didn't work for me.
Miranda's grandmother has died, leaving her mother a house on Selkie Island, a Georgia coastal island with legends of the merpeople. Why it's called Selkie Island when selkies are supposed to be seals that shed their skins and walk among humans, I don't know. I would think Mermaid Island would have made more sense.
Miranda meets Leo, who may or may not be a merboy. This question is never answered. During the course of the book, questions about Miranda's mother's paternity arise, could Miranda be a descendent of merpeople? All of this happens near the end of the book, like there was a race to wrap it all up, except that it doesn't.
And Miranda doesn't seem very smart, even though she tells us over and over that she's brilliant at science, she's also very immature.
She suddenly out of the blue decides she can't trust Leo, calls him a liar and leaves in a huff.
A few days later, she decides she'll make out with another boy to stop thinking about Leo, although she doesn't but it is her plan. And we are supposed to believe that what she has found with Leo is true love but she's willing to toss is aside because she thinks maybe he's a merboy. This whole back and forth between the boys seemed contrived, just to create some tension.
The conflict between Miranda and her mother seems forced and there's no reason for it. The summer people, with their wealth, don't seem like bad people, maybe somewhat superficial but not mean. Miranda is warned to stay away from the other side of the island where the 'townies' live (the merpeople)because it's dangerous and yet, nothing happens there either. So the warnings seem forced, to make it scary when it isn't.
All in all, not a terrible read but too many things left unfinished. If it's the start of a series, then okay and I'd read the next one but otherwise, it isn't a great read.
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Read information about the authorAimee Friedman was born and raised in Queens, New York, in an apartment filled with books and different languages. She wrote her first story at the age of five, and was off and running from there. Aimee wrote all through her years as a student at the Bronx High School of Science and then Vassar College. After graduating from college in 2001, she became a children's book editor, a job she still does, and loves, to this day! Aimee published her first novel, the New York Times bestseller, South Beach, in 2005, and is now the author of several novels for young adults, the latest being Two Summers. Aimee lives in New York City, where she can usually be found writing in cafes, window-shopping, or searching for the perfect iced latte.
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