The Girl with the Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron

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As her brittle veneer melts away, a real girl emerges, and she’s one readers will be rooting for by the end.
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Click. Sukie Jamieson takes a selfie after her tennis lesson. Click. She takes one before she has to give a presentation in class. Click. She takes one to be sure there's nothing in her teeth after eating pizza at Clementi's. And if she can't take a selfie, she checks her reflection in windows, spoons, car chrome—anything available, really. So when her mother gives her an exquisite full-length mirror that once belonged to her grandmother, Sukie is thrilled. So thrilled that she doesn't listen to her mother's warning: “This mirror will be your best friend and worst enemy.” Because mirrors, as Sukie discovers, show not only the faraway truth but the truth close up. And finding out that close-up truth changes people. Often forever.

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Delia Ephron crafts a powerful novel of truth, beauty, and the secrets about family and friends that lie beneath perfection.


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DELIA EPHRON is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You've Got Mail (starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan), Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults and teenagers, books of humor, including How to Eat Like a Child, and essays. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, O The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, MORE, and The Huffington Post. Recently, she collaborated with Nora Ephron on a play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which ran for two years off-Broadway and has been performed all over the world, including Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Sydney.
Published December 16, 2009 by HarperCollins. 324 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by KRISTIN KLOBERDANZ on Aug 06 2014

As her brittle veneer melts away, a real girl emerges, and she’s one readers will be rooting for by the end.

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