Mermaid Park

Mermaid ParkAbout The Book:
Written by Beth Mayall Published Year 2007
Nothing in sixteen year old Any's world holds the promise of anything but dissappointment... until a nightmare weekend at the New Jersey shore with her mother, sister and Tom leads to a discovery that will change her life. When Amy first lays eyes on Mermaid Park, she feels like she stepped into a living, breathing fantasy. Girls dressed in fabulous costumes put on uderwater shows, dliding throught the water as a captivaded audience falls under their spell. In that moment, Amy becomes convinced that if she could be one of the "mermaids," the rest of her life would be just as beautiful. But over the course of the summer full of real life magic and ordinary miracles, she discovers that the difference between reality and fantasy is murkier than it seems.

I think I'm on a slump I'm stuck with books that I can't decide on if I really like or not. I chose to read Mermaid Park thinking it will one of those simple charming coming of age book. I'm just not so into Amy's charcter, she's very contradictive and always down playing her self, how many times have read her refering to herself as 'not pretty' and 'stupid'. If she's really all that how coume she snagged Dylan who suppose to be a hottie, or not, again I'm confused. Is it because the author is making a point that nobody is perfect, but what does that suppose to mean really? The Mermaid Park though seemed like a really great place and maybe it is magical afterall it did serve as a luckycharm for Amy, she had friends, she's doing something she loves, she had confidence that supposedly she doesn't have before, she finally understood Mel, she had an understanding with her mother and she learned a family secret or her mother's secret rather. There's certainly alot of things happening in here, that secret was abit of stretch Amy being actually related to Bruce. Another point taken from the book was that everyone creates their own fantasy, to that I agree I think that's one reason for my love of reading.

26 comments:

Nina said...

Thank you for the review! The books looks great, but i don't know if i'm going to like it!

Kaye said...

Hey Nina, I think you should go ahead and read it. You might end up liking it and if not it's a total loss.

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Sounds interesting. Not sure if it's my cup of tea. I think I would get annoyed with the main character calling herself ugly and stupid.
Thanks for your honest review!

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~Mary said...

ok I'm so much into Mermaids right now, I think they are the new fairies!

I'm going t have to check this one out!!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Mermaids are definitely on the rise and I love them but I'll probably be looking for one other than this to start on my mermaid reading trek. I've been having a bad string of luck with books lately and don't want to add to my curse! Thanks for the review!

Kaye said...

I don't want to give away anything but this isn't a fantasy book so you might be surprised =).

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