Thursday, March 31, 2011

REVIEW of "Sea Change"

Sea ChangeSea Change by Aimee Friedman

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science. . .and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.
There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship. . .and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?  Description from GoodReads

Miranda is a young woman on the cusp of making major adult decisions. She is intelligent and thinking about a career in science. Her parents are divorced, living on opposite sides of the United States. She has self esteem issues.  Her grandmother has just passed away, leaving her mother the summer home on Selkie Island.

Miranda finds herself in-between two worlds, the snobby rich kids who summer on Selkie Island and the locals. She is a consignment shopper, she isn't like the rich kids. She tries to fit in with the summer crowd, but finds herself drawn to the handsome local. He is different. Does he have a mystery he is trying to conceal?

I must admit that I am a sucker for Selkie themed books. I love the lore. My only concern with the book were the references to teen sex and underage drinking.

I finished this book as "something blue" for Lazy Girl Reads mini challenge.  I purchased the copy that I read.

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