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Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels (2013)

by Helene Boudreau(Favorite Author)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 4
1402264585 (ISBN13: 9781402264580)
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Real Mermaids
review 1: I love how this series continues without pause! In the third installment to the Real Mermaids Series, there is more action, more humor and more love! Helen Boudreau has a true gift in creating a world where mermaids really do exist...Jade is still trying to be a normal teen girl trying to find her way, this time, through high school.But the Mermish Council's interference is making it difficult for her to keep her two feet on on the ground, literally...But nothing ever gets in Jades way! She is the most determined and caring girl I have ever came across in literature - she is strong minded, creative and extremely smart when put in a bind. Jade is not your average mer-girl, since she was born human, she is the only one who can transform within minutes, making her very specia... morel and giving her the advantage in spur of the moment problems and plans.Her take-charge attitude is endearing and proves just how much she cares about everyone.What I love most about this series is its main focus on how important family and friends are. Sticking up for one another, caring and protecting each other. Also, the way that Jade strives in girl-power, taking charge and believing in yourself. All very important messages for our young woman, teens and tweens.The blossoming girlfriend/boyfriend relationship between Jade and Luke is adorable - it's the way a relationship should be at the age of 14 and 15. They are completely smitten with each other, but respectful and sweet.Full of action and humor, I highly recommend this to all girls who believe in mermaids...and even those who don't! Helen Boudreau will make a believer out of you!
review 2: Fun read. Full review to come.Reviewed 2/11/2013:I read and liked Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings (book 1) back in 2010. It was a quick, fun read and I liked the character of Jade. When I was asked to review Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels, I was a bit worried because it's been a while since I read Toe Rings and I have not had a chance to read book 2. However, it was very easy to get back into Jade's world and figure out what I had missed, so reading book 2 was not really necessary for me.What I liked about High Heels:1. Jade. She doesn't really get anything stand in her way and she stands up for her friends. I like reading a middle grade novel with heroine like Jade.2. The action. There was never a dull moment in High Heels. There was always something going on and while there's some drama, it wasn't too dramatic.3. The cute romance between Jade and Luke. It was nice to see Jade and Luke happy together and their kiss in the end was sweet.What I didn't like about High Heels:1. Problems were too easily solved or too abruptly solved with the sudden appearance of a character or a revelation.Overall, it was a fun and light read sprinkled with humor. I think young girls who love mermaid stories will enjoy the Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels and the other books in the series. Also, I think this series might appeal to middle grade girls who are reluctant readers because of its fun covers, the story was told in an easy-to-read, upbeat prose, the plot was straightforward and fast-paced and fairly short 240 pages. less
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This series is a great read for middle-graders!
well.... this is certainly something....
Standard YA fare, a quick and cute read.
would recommend for young girls
cant wait
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