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I'm having such a hard time getting a handle on this book. It feels very young to me, except that suddenly there was a lot of talk about breasts and men looking at them. :-(
Nov 21, 2011 11:15AM
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Wendy Darling is on page 197 of 229
"Now, I've always wondered about mermaids," one of the men said, clearly halfway to drunk, raising his eyebrows suggestively. "They're girls, but also fish. Can't say I've ever wanted to seduce a fish. Why are mermaids supposed to be so much better than other girls?"
Nov 21, 2011 11:02PM
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Apparently these mermaids eat olives.
Nov 21, 2011 01:02AM
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message 6: by Skyla (new)

Skyla That sounds really odd, what age group is this book aimed at?

Wendy Darling Apparently it's ages 12 and up, Skyla. The language, story, and characters are pretty simplistic, and IMO possibly more suited for middle grade, but I'm having a hard time marrying that with the more "adult" themes like a love interest and luring men to the sea.

Wendy Darling I just love mermaids, though. Why can't we have a good book about them? :(

message 3: by Skyla (new)

Skyla I wonder if she originally wrote in for younger people and then decided to cash in the tweenlit craze?

Wendy Darling Maybe so.

Her last book was definitely similarly mixed in content, although the more mature elements (like a love interest, etc) were written in much more suitable way, like a fairy tale. This has flashes of realism that feel jarringly out of place to me, and quite frankly, they're kind of ugly in this context.

Wendy Darling Nope. Not yet. :(

And see, reading about those elements would be loverly.

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