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The Girl with the Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron
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Jan 05, 2012

did not like it

The Girl with the Mermaid Hair is about Sukie, a high school student who is extremely conceited. She is beautiful and uses every reflective surface and takes pictures of herself to ensure her hair and make-up are still perfect. She plays tennis with her dad and often hangs out at the courts with her brother. She does not have a single friend, but is delighted to meet an attractive boy from another school.
One day at the courts, Sukie’s dad is attacked by a man she does not recognize. After this, she begins to question how perfect her dad really is. When she sees her father on a date with a woman who isn’t her mother, she loses all trust in her father. She records what she saw in her journal and tries to deny what she saw, but is forced to accept the awful truth as her life spirals out of control. She makes her whole class hate her and the attractive boy she met turns out to be a jerk. Then her mom finds her journal and, after discovering the awful truth, kicks Sukie out of her home. However, her life quickly returns to normal-or as normal as it can get. Her mother invites her back home and she is once again on speaking terms with her father. She even makes some friends and forgets about the attractive boy. She is at peace in life and can live happily.
The story was dull, drawn-out, and included too many pointless details. The plot was so predictable that I felt like I was reading an elementary-level novel. There were no twists and no surprises. The characters were developed at a surface-level depth, and it was difficult to identify with the characters because they lacked believable personalities. The author also drew conclusions in the novel that didn’t make sense to me.It was a boring read and I would not recommend it to anyone.
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message 1: by Hannah (new)

Hannah thank you x.x completely agree with you. so glad i didn't finish the book d:

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