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Claire getting over some of her fears seem tacked on at the end, not like the result of a true process of growth. May appeal to young girls with a mermaid craze.


They decide to spend every day together at the beach club in hopes that the summer won’t come to an end. Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in the burning August sun, a rescue is begun.

It’s for pretty young readers, auqamarine if you want a sliver of Hoffman’s writing, or you want a very quick, fun read, and you love mermaids, I recommend this. They meet Raymond, who regrets that he cannot bid Aquamarine farewell before he leaves for Florida.

Check it out, and join us on March 16th! Hailey and Claire carry Aquamarine to the ocean and cast her into the water, where she is restored to full health and strength. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Despite the girls’ fear of change, everything shifts with a summer storm. Uoffman Full Version of PW. The two novels in the Green Heart series are also short, but they’re more complex, and there’s more poetry in the writing.


Sara Paxton was gorgeous, always reminded me of Rory Gilmore! The quote in this book that I liked is a very common quote.

Scanty on depth, and to Hailey and Claire next door neighbors and besties wish summer would last forever, because when it ends, everything will change. Raymond asks Aqua on a date and they had a prolonged connection. Alarmed at the mermaid’s growing weakness, Hailey and Claire extract her promise to go back to the sea in exchange for one evening with Raymond.

I guess if you like going to the beach as much as I do, you’ll enjoy the book. Oct 16, Christina rated it really liked it. Its genre falls along the lines of romance and fiction.

In this book Hailey and Claire are about to lose their hoffamn forever. All that remains is the snack shack, run by Raymond, a friend of the girls.

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As she leaves, Aquamarine gives Raymond a seashell, by which to contact her by speaking her name into it; she will hear this call regardless of their relative positions. I liked this book a lot.

That is, until they spy something strange in the water. What is wrong with people? At 9 o’clock, they take Aquamarine back to the swimming pool. Just about two girls who are flatter than a piece of paper.

Aquamarine (Water Tales, #1) by Alice Hoffman

May 07, Kayla rated it liked it. May 22, Sherry rated it it was amazing. I still wish it was about three times longer, like aquajarine actual novel, but it’s a cute story with some beautiful imagery. When a violent thunderstorm occurs, a large quantity of trash is deposited in the Capri Beach Club. The main character Aqua is washed up into a Florida homeowners house after a treacherous storm.


Jun 18, Jessica rated it liked it. I would recommend this book to middle school girls because I think it’s at hoffnan level and younger kids would think that the book is boring.

Now, as this mythological but very real being starts to fade in the hot August sun, a rescue begins On the edge of growing up, Hailey and Claire learn that life can take an unpredictable course, that friendship can be forever, and that magic can be found in unexpected places. She must find love in three days or else her father brings her back to the sea. Hailey and Claire arrive to take Aquamarine back to the ocean. I loved Aquamarine and wanted to be a mermaid with those adorable starfish earrings It is a very fun book.

Hoffman gives her characters reasonably realistic agency, which is especially refreshing as many other novelists who might take on this story would prefer to focus on the tale’s love story. To ask other readers questions about Aquamarineplease sign up. Even worse, the Capri Beach Club is getting demolished. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.