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Home to the Sea by Chester Aaron
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Jul 07, 2011

it was ok
Read from July 07 to 18, 2011

This was a very creepy book. It's about a girl named Marian who is slowly turning into a mermaid. I found the relationship between Marian and her doctor, Dr. Longacre, creepy. He was always telling her how much he loved her and kissing her and joking about adopting her, sometimes right in front of her parents. Other things that were weird and unsettling were the fact that the way Marian and her best friend Kathy talked when they were 12 is the same way they talked when they turned 18 later in the book; that animal life seemed to take priority over human life; and most unsettling of all is that Marian didn't seem to mind in the least about all the pain and illness she was going through, and the fact that she would eventually have to leave her family. I was really weirded out by the ending, were Marian didn't even get to say goodbye to her family, and instead ended up forgetting the human language and her own name and her life on land and just went to snuggle in the sea with some sea lions while her family grieved on land. Just... really weird. Didn't leave me with a good feeling at all.
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