About The Book:
Written by Maureen Johnson Published Year 2007
Sometimes you have to get lost.
The Girl: Clio, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean. At least she'll get a killer tan.
The Mission: Survive her father's annoying antics. Oh, also find some underwater treasure that could be the missing link to a long-lost civilization.
The Crew: Dad's absentminded best friend Martin, his scary girlfriend Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa . . . and then there's Aidan, Julia's incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant research assistant.
What's going on behind Aidan's intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway?
As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history. But her most surprising discovery is that there's something deeper and more mysterious than the sea—her own heart.
I love this genre, even if sometimes they have a tendency to be generic. YA books provide light reads but in a more realistic setting compared to chicklits, the characters are not perfect; they're mean, stubborn, and alot of times selfish but they dont offer excuses for being that way; they're simply are. Clio's father kind of reminds me of the character in another book, Perfect You. I love this book, it has a bit of everything in it; adventure, romance and a little mystery... come to think of it, there's a whole lot of mystery till the end, nothing was explained about the stone but I guess that wasn't relly the focus of the story.