About 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.