Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath
By Helene Boudreau
(Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Paperback, 9781402264467, 231pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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Normal is Never Coming Back
Jade is totally confused. As in, "will this be a leg-day or a tail-day?" kind of confused. Even worse, it's been forever since her first kiss with Luke and now--nothing. Not even a text message.
But Jade doesn't have time to figure out the weirdness of boys and how to use her shiny new tail. (Seriously, being a mermaid should come with a handbook.) She has to come up with a plan to get her missing mermaid mom back on dry land.
The only problem is...Jade is afraid of the ocean. But even aqua-phobic mer-girls have to take the plunge sometime...
Praise for Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings
"Bravo to Helene Boudreau for hitting the bull's-eye with a fresh, affectionate, watery twist on the classic coming-of-age-story."--New York Journal of Books
"The author keeps suspense high...while tapping straight into young teens' angst about friends, enemies, and boys."--Kirkus.