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Louise Rennison meets Bad Mermaids in a hilarious new series for 9+ readers

Molly Seabrook’s dull seaside life is turned upside down when she turns 13 and is let in on the family secret: she’s PART-MERMAID! While this does explain why her bonkers Mum is always skinny-dipping, Molly isn’t exactly thrilled. She already has to dress as a haddock to promote the family fish ’n’
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 30th 2019 by Egmont
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Steph
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is hilarious, warm and fun! What would you do if you discovered that you’d turn into a mermaid? That’s what happens to Molly Seabrook (gorgeous, sarcastic, wonderful molly). I loved this: full of puns, charm, wit. There’s some great storylines and some awesome rep in here too! Bloody take a now, Laura!
Emma L.
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Rating: (4/5 stars).

Laura fucking Steven/Kirkpatrick has done it again. I will probably love everything that amazing woman and her brain put out. This was sooo hilarious that it already had me cry laughing for the fourth time by page 60. I loved it so much. It seriously might be my favorite middle grade novel to this day (haha maybe after the first 3 Percy Jackson & HP novels). It's definitely one of the very few middle grade books I've
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Nikki
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for this hilarious mermaid story! Laura’s writing is still brilliantly funny for middle grade, and her brand of brash sarcasm just works for me. Plus the joy of a family of mermaids owning and running and fish and chip shop is brilliant.

I really liked Molly, and her adventures in life as a 13 year old mermaid. And the last line in the book, delivered by little sister Minnie, is spit-take hilariousness at its best.

I did want more on mermaid life, and Molly’s colours, and how all the
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Candyce Kirk
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute story! Full review to follow soon!
J. Peters
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't have many expectations going into this one, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I got!

It's a relatively quick read, about a girl who finds out that she can turn into a mermaid, and that her mom and sisters are also mermaids. It's written for middle grades, so it's not a complex read, but it is quite a fun one. I've found that books aimed at middle grade - the ones written well, at least - tend to be pretty funny, regardless of age. The Friday Barnes series was like that - situations
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Amy (Golden Books Girl)
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I heard about this book, I was incredibly excited, and when I realised it was written by YA writer Laura Steven under a pseudonym my excitement levels only went up even further. Thankfully, I really enjoyed it (it`d be really embarrassing if I hadn`t after all the screeching I did about it on Twitter, both to Laura and to any of my friends who`d listen…). It`s about a girl named Molly, who discovers on her 13th birthday that she and her family are all mermaids, and has to navigate this ...more
Eve beinguniquebooks
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this book we meet Molly and her family of mum and four sisters who she discovers as she's turning thirteen are mermaids!



However as she crushes on a football mad guy, has best friend fall outs with Ada and remembers how her mum was not long ago sick with cancer and having to juggle a business of a chip shop with no partner around a lot is happening in her life and being a mermaid adds to it as she starts to transform with the slightest touch of water!



She also befriends Eddie a regular customer
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E2 Roxane
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have finished this book. This is about how a girl, Molly, has turned into a mermaid and then lost her tail. She understands even if something ever happens to her she will still goes to school and help her parents. In my opinion she reminds me of all my family because we all never give up and try to do it even though you have something happened to you. If you like fantasy and realists then this is a fantastic book for you.
Martha
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book surprised me in all the best ways!

I knew from the author's other works that it would be funny. However, I didn't expect to be: outright laughing on the train; hit with the friendship feels; be TOTALLY SHIPPING multiple pairings; be freaking out over Middle Grade LGBTQ+ rep; or to be almost in tears at the beautiful sisterly relationships!

This is an amazing book and I can't wait for more of the series and Seabrook sisters
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Dawn
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was funny and it made me smile

I chose 4 stars for this book because nothing's perfect but other then that I likes the book and I recommend this to children and young adults!
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Rebecca
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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With the description of 'sarcastic mermaids' and Laura's always brilliant and hilarious writing, I knew I was going to love this book. Although MG is not normally something I read, or at least used to, I've been getting into it a bit more lately because of such amazing books like this! Molly is trying to fit in at school and in her lighthouse full of sisters, but when she discovers she's a mermaid, life gets so much more complicated. I love Molly, and each of her sisters individually. This is ...more
Emily Louise Smith
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute, fun middle grade read!
Lisa
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great fun! Loved the relationship between the sisters and will look forward to further trips to Little Marmouth.
Charlotte Burns
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
And Then I Turned Into a Mermaid is Laura's first middle grade book. It tells the story of the Seabrook sisters and what happens when Molly finds out she is a mermaid. As you would expect from Laura, it is brilliant, sarcastic and hilarious. Think a young, slightly fishy, Izzy O'Neill. The sibling relationships in this book are amazing. The sisters are all very different (Margot was my favourite, but bonkers little Minnie came a close second). the whole family is just wonderfully chaotic and ...more
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