Aquamarine by Alice HoffmanAquamarine by Alice Hoffman


byAlice Hoffman

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 2002

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Hailey and Claire discover a mermaid at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. On the edge of growing up, they learn that life is unpredictable, friendship is forever, and that magic can be found in the most unexpected places.
Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of Indigo, Aquamarine, The Foretelling, Incantation, and, for adults, Practical Magic and The Third Angel, among many other acclaimed works. Her latest novel is Green Witch. She lives in Massachusetts.
Title:AquamarineFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.6 × 5.24 × 0.29 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0439098645

ISBN - 13:9780439098649

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute and fun reading for teens This is a mermaid story written for teens by Alice Hoffman - an author I happen to adore, and as such, gave it a shot even though it seemed not quite my style. I ended up liking it. Basically, "Aquamarine" is a very short tale where two girls realize their lives are changing: one is moving away, after both have lived beside each other for their entire lives, as best friends. This unwanted and unwelcome change coincides with the closing of the pool/park/cabana where they've enjoyed every summer together in their lives. A storm washes in, and a mermaid is left in the pool. What follows is a cute and deft discussion of change, realizing dreams, and growing beyond what you believed you could - or would - do in life. How Hoffman manages to layer so much emotional content into such short prose astounds me (and saddens me that I doubt I'll ever match that talent) but I'm sure this book would find a welcome niche in any young woman's bookshelf - especially those who aren't yet quite old enough to give up on magic.
Date published: 2008-06-03