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Friday, January 28, 2011

Noteworthy Passages: The Mermaid's Mirror

The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pub. Date: October 4th, 2010
Pages: 336
Age Level: 13+

Synopsis via Goodreads
Lena has lived her whole life near the beach — walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves — the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.

But her father — a former surfer himself — refuses to allow her to take lessons. After his near drowning years ago, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.

Yet something keeps drawing Lena to the water . . . an ancient, powerful magic. And one morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman — with a silvery tail.

Now nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.

And soon . . . what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life forever.

Noteworthy Passages

Lena & Cole; pg. 40
"Lena," persisted Cole. "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Her parents and Grandma Kath had stopped talking and were looking at her now. Lena raised her eyebrows at them and said to Cole, "Happy."

Narrator; pg. 151
A feeling of loneliness washed over her.
Pem's world revolved around very human concerns like friends and school and Max. Lena's world had become a tangle of broken sleep and waking dreams...voices in her head and mermaids in the water...locks and keys and calls from the sea.

Narrator; pg. 223
A fleeting image of a child with blue eyes...a memory of someone calling her name through the night...then the hypnotic rocking of the sea drew those thoughts away from her, gently, insistently.
Lena raised a hand to her brow, as if to hold her thoughts inside her head. It's like my memories are getting washed away, she thought.


The Mermaid's Mirror is such a beautiful story and I hope these passages have encouraged you to pick it up, maybe even buy it. For more on my thoughts, you can read my Review.

And remember, if you buy The Mermaid's Mirror and/or Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan then you are eligible for my very awesome contest!

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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.


Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

So I just commented on your review of this and said I *might* pick it up. These passages just swayed that I might to I will pick this up. Even these short passages make me want to read it because they are so beautiful and that first passage...that kills me.

Aleetha said...

This is the first time I saw this book. From the synopsis the story sounds interesting.
need to fine a way to read this

Mavie said...

Passages seem really cool! Great picks!

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