Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau

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Freak of nature takes on a whole new meaning...

If she hadn't been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail?

Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever.

Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

Jade is determined to find out. So how does a plus-size, aqua-phobic mer-girl go about doing that exactly? And how will Jade ever be able to explain her secret to her best friend, Cori, and to her crush, Luke?

This summer is about to get a lot more interesting...

"Absolutely fresh and sweet, a quirky coming of age story."

-The YA-5


About Helene Boudreau

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HÉLČNE BOUDREAU believes mermaids are just as plausible as giant squids, flying fish or electric eels. She now writes fiction and non-fiction for kids from her land-locked home in Ontario, Canada. Her first book of this series, Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings, was a 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist.
Published December 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 208 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jade has triumphantly escaped her hated middle school and entered glorious high school, where she hopes finally to have a normal teenage life.

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New York Journal of Books

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Boudreau writes knowingly about the political minefield of adolescent girl relationships and surging guy-crushes, and she puts Jade in quite a crucible: Trying to solve the mystery of her mother’s death, pass high school, keep her friends, win the guy—and not morph into a fish in public.

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Arlington Public Library

My only concern about this book was that it recommends it for ages 9 and up, I have siblings around that age, and I think Real Mermaids Don' t Wear Toe Rings is more suitable for ages 11 and up.

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all so much better than her current stuff - they could also fit into the thriller category because they are much scarier & less structured than her current stuff.For sci-fi I agree with the commenters who suggested The Host by Stephanie Meyer - I don't usually read sci-fi & I enjoyed that book.Fo...

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