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Children and Young Adult Literature portal Novels portal. It’s very short, but the story has interesting subject hoffan it just seems like there’s not much to it. Published by Egmont first published March 1st Although her characters are sketched well, they are not fully realized; and while the language is lyrical Aquamarine is “beautiful as a pearl” with a voice “as cool and fresh as bubbles rising from the ocean”the narrative itself spins out in a coolly elegant, detached voice that evokes an adult’s “Maybe Now as in today I am 16, I read it whenever I get really really bored, and guess what?

When I pretended to hofman a mermaid swimming through the water and was obsessed with The Little Mermaid. Jun 18, Jessica rated it liked it. Be the first to discover new talent!

hoffmxn One day before Hoffma leaves she Have you ever been forced to do something you don’t want to? I would usually say that the movies are never as good as the books but with this story the movie was definetely better. I guess if you like going to the beach as much as I do, you’ll enjoy the book. I was at least expecting her to develop a little throughout the book, perhaps learn a little humility, or that sometimes you have to make sacrifices for everyone’s well-being, or at least to appreciate the things you have and what other people are willing to do for you.


For me, Alice Hoffman is a alicee It is a cool story about a mermaid, and how she got lost and fell in love with a human, and became friends with Chloe and Hailey.

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Return to Book Page. This adventurous story really caught my eye because of the wide variety of jovial characters. 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.

I think this is the worst book I have read to date. An arch tone and a this-is-good-for-you air might irritate an alert reader, but others might just take the fantasy for what it’s worth and enjoy. Basically it is about these two girls Hhoffman and Hailey.

In this case I enjoyed the film adaptation more than this. During the book the two main characters are cherishing the time they have together but its still goes by to fast.

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Refresh and try again. Their favorite beach club is being torn down, hoffmaan Claire is moving away. Sep 03, Talitha Coelho rated it it was amazing. This story is short and sweet.


But be sure to check it out if yu want goffman be transported back to a time when teen movies were full of cheese and dystopian genres of teen movies were unheard of. So I learnt that I should use up all the time I have doing things I love and not regretting the things that I do.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but that last chapter is so lovely in its simplicity. After a violent storm, the girls discover a mermaid at the bottom of the pool. Loving other Alice Hoffman books, I grabbed this without a second thought. It was a mermaid named Aquamarine.


A very quick read, but it has that same beautiful lyricism of all Hoffman’s work. Chloe and Hailey are trying to help her get her back home, but she doesn’t want to go back home until she meets Hoffkan. I loved the two girls and aquamarine.

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alkce Well, that was a mistake. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.


Annnnd then there’s the mermaid. I would recommend this to elementary girls. Sign In Don’t have an account?