The Twice Lost

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The Twice Lost

By Sarah Porter

Hmh Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780547482521, 480pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013


Mermaids have been sinking ships and drowning humans for centuries, and now the government is determined to put an end to the mermaid problem by slaughtering all of them. Luce, a mermaid with exceptionally threatening abilities, becomes their number-one target, hunted as she flees down the coast toward San Francisco.

There she finds hundreds of mermaids living in exile under the docks of the bay. These are the Twice Lost: once-human girls lost first when a trauma turned them into mermaids, and lost a second time when they broke mermaid law and were rejected by their tribes. Luce is stunned when they elect her as their leader. But she won t be their queen. She ll be their general. And they will become the Twice Lost Army because this is war.

Praise For The Twice Lost

Praise for Lost Voices

"[A] haunting debut. . . . Porter’s writing is expressive and graceful. . . . a captivatingly different story."

"A beautifully written and heartbreaking story about a lost soul struggling to forgive the people she loved who wronged her, and ultimately to forgive herself."
—Jennifer Echols, author of Going Too Far   Praise for Waking Storms "Sarah Porter’s mermaid world is dazzlingly imagined and richly, hauntingly told. Waking Storms is as enchanting—and dark, and lush, and tragic, and gorgeous—as the mermaids' song."—Carolyn Turgeon, author of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale