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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pub. Date: December 1st, 2010
Pages: 208
Age Level: Upper MG / 11+
From publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis via Goodreads
Freak of nature takes on a whole new meaning...

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. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever.

Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

Jade is determined to find out. So how does a plus-size, 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 to her crush, Luke?

This summer is about to get a lot more interesting...

Noteworthy Passages
Jade; pg. 2
I braced my hands on the side of the tub and shook my legs to get the blood flowing, but the sight that broke through the foamy surface of the water made me forget the pep talk I'd just given myself about not bothering...

Jade and Cori; pg. 9
"I didn't forget about you," Cori said. Clinking hangers sounded from the other side of the door. "Here, try this one. It's got three-way stretch and a shelf bra." Cori slapped a suit over the top of the dressing room door. The girl was incessant.
"It's got JIGGY written across the butt."
"That's the brand name," Cori said.
"You're kidding, right?"
"What? It's cute!" Cori insisted.
"On you, maybe. There's no way I'm stretching JIGGY across my behind." Another one for the pile.

Jade; pg. 67
Whether Luke was buying the serious case of eye batting Lainey was aiming at him, I couldn't tell with my back turned. Either way, I had an irresistible urge to reach over and pluck out her plum-tinted eyelashes, one by one, each time she glanced in his direction.
"I'll go order at the counter," I muttered. Two more seconds of Lainey's flirting and I couldn't be responsible for my actions.

Jade; pg. 158
My legs exploded into a tail, this time, ripping my shorts and tankini bottom from my body. *insert name* and the Freshies fell back from the force of the transformation. The fabric floated away in shreds.
That was an eighty dollar bathing suit, you morons!

(A name was left out to avoid spoilage though it really wouldn't have been THAT spoilery.)


Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings was just a totally fantastic read and I hope these passages combined with my review will encourage you to buy this book ASAP, or start reading it if you already have it.

As always, comments are appreciated! Thanks for stopping by!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Unknown said...

Fun passages! I *really* want to read this one, its sounds like there'll be a lot of laughing :D

Britta said...

I feel like this book just popped up out of nowhere! All of a sudden everyone is talking about it... I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the review :)

Mavie said...

Ha! Cool and fun passages! Seems very entertaining. :)

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