Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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First zit. First crush. First...mermaid's tail? Fourteen-year-old Jade feels like a freak-of-nature when she finally gets her first period while trying on an XL tankini at the mall. It gets worse when she runs into handsome Luke Martin in the feminine products aisle while her dad Googles "menstruation" on his BlackBerry. But "freak-of-nature" takes on a whole new meaning when raging hormones bring on another metamorphosis-complete with scales and a tail...
Publisher: Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2010
ISBN: 9781611200829
1611200822
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Jen

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MB9 Aug 23, 2012

MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

violet_dog_2484 Jul 22, 2012

violet_dog_2484 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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MB9 Aug 23, 2012

This was an engaging audiobook. The author does a good job of tapping into the emotional reality of a 14 y.o. in extraordinary circumstances. Especially nice was the full suite of well-rounded characters and the subtle and logically consistent mermaid world-building. The two main drawbacks are the seemingly endless section right at the beginning about her getting her first period (yawn) and the young-sounding voice of the narrator, which can be a bit grating at times until you get used to it. No great work of literature, but strongly recommended for fans of YA chicklit with a touch of fantasy.

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