Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

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Sometimes you have to get lost . . .

The Girl: Clio Ford, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean. At least she'll get a killer tan.

The Mission: Survive her father's crazy antics. Oh, and also find some missing underwater treasure that could unlock the secrets of civilization.

The Crew: Dad's wacky best friend Martin, his bizarre research partner Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa . . . and then there's Aidan, Julia's incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant assistant.

What's going on behind Aidan's intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway?

As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history. But her most surprising discovery is that there's something deeper and more cryptic than the sea—her own heart.

. . . to find what you're looking for


About Maureen Johnson

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Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever, Girl At Sea, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and The Key To The Golden Firebird. She lives in New York City, but travels to the UK regularly to soak up the drizzle and watch English TV.
Published January 29, 2009 by HarperTeen. 340 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction

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When her mother ships her off to her scheming, goofball, Homer Simpson–like father on a boat off the coast of Italy with an eclectically offbeat cast of cards, Clio soon finds herself plunged into a world full of mystery, both in terms of the boat’s destination and whether or not the affections o...

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When Clio was a kid, she invented a popular adventure board game with her father, which allowed them to live an adventurous life that included trips to Peru, Greece and Japan.

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Clio Ford is seventeen and has just gotten the best news of her summer so far--she's going to be working at Galaxy Art Supply where her crush, Ollie, works!!

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Clio's father, Ben, wants to take her to Italy over the summer, and Clio is going whether she likes it or not.

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Common Sense Media

Readers will be there for Clio's first kiss -- and her dive through an old shipwreck.

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New York Public Library

Seventeen-year-old Clio Ford has the perfect summer planned.

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