Saturday, May 11, 2013

Review: Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings (Real Mermaids, #1)

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

By Helene Boudreau

Blurb: First zit. First crush. First…mermaid’s tail?

If she hadn’t been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail?

Most. Embarassing. Moment. Ever.

Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But this revelation raises a serious question: if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

Jade is determined to find out. But how does a plus-sized, aqua-phobic, mer-girl go about doing that, exactly? And how will Jade ever be able to explain her secret to her best friend Cori, and her crush, Luke?

This summer is about to get a lot more interesting…
Genres: YA, Chick-Lit, Fantasy, Humor, Romance, YA
Published: November 9, 2010
Series: Real Mermaids by Helene Boudreau
My Rating: 4.5 stars
This book is flipping awesome. The humor, the character flaws, the MERMAIDS...awesomeness.

Jade is a great heroine, in that she is. not. a. mary. sue. Finally! A character who has flaws, who doesn't have ten different guys who think she is the most beautiful human being they've ever laid eyes on, who isn't the girl that rules the school, and who does not have enough money to buy ten mansions and a yacht. She's REAL. She has problems that girls will relate to. She struggles with her weight. She is going through a rough patch with her friend. She recently lost her mom. And her dad embarasses her when she is talking to her crush.

The whole mermaid thing is great too. I have around four 'mermaid books' on my kindle waiting to be read, and I am pretty sure this one will be among my favorites. Not since Emily Windsnap have I enjoyed a book like this so much!

Also, the ending is wonderful. I want to read the sequel now, and badly. It's sigh worthy, it really is.

So, if you are thinking about reading this, I highly recommend it. Especially if you love humor (really, this book is so darn FUNNY), real problems, and a good book in general.

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