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May by Kathryn Lasky
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Sep 26, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: ya, fantasy, mermaids
Read in September, 2011

A lighthouse keeper finds baby May floating in a sea chest and takes her home to his hypochondriac wife, and May grows into a beautiful, strong, healthy young woman. Resenting May for these qualities, her foster mother makes May's life unpleasant. Then May answers the pull of the ocean one night, and discovers that she transforms into a mermaid with the touch of the water. She must keep her nightly swims a secret, and she struggles with the knowledge that she belongs fully to neither land nor sea. A rather slight story yet Lasky's writing is often poetic. A romantic tale that will definitely appeal to young teens who like mermaids. Book 2 in the series that leaves plenty still to be told in the next book.
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