Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review: Miri Attwater and the Ocean's Secret by E.S. Ivy

Miri Attwater and the Ocean's Secret by E.S. Ivy
Published Date: May 2012
Publisher: Phyta Publishing - Phyta Books for Young Readers
Genre: MG

The Story:
Miri's parents didn't mean to keep it a secret. It's just that when she started talking, she was as chittery as a dolphin. So they put off telling her. Oh, she knew she was adopted, liked her food extra salty, and could hold her breath an unbelievably long time. But she never would have dreamed it meant she was a mermaid. Besides, she doesn't have one of those slimy fish tails. She doesn't even like to swim in the deep end of the pool, much less in the ocean. Now she's supposed to live at the bottom of it?

Then again, maybe it won't be all bad. There is the princess part, with the jewels and tiaras. And mermaids are pretty. They get to sit around all day brushing their hair and singing and --
Wait! Do mermaids wear clothes?
My Review:  I LOVED this story.  It's so cute, and such an easy read.  It's also very believable to me.  But then again, I enjoy science.  Being a Middle Grade genre, it was a fast read.  I actually had a hard time putting it down.  Miri is such a typical pre-teen. 
This book was well written, and I was bummed it ended!  Can't wait to see what the next chapter in Miri's underwater adventures brings!

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