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Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings (Paperback) (Helene Boudreau)

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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...

"Absolutely fresh and sweet, a quirky coming of age story."-The YA-5

First zit. First crush. First...mermaid's tail?

Fourteen-year-old Jade feels like a freak-of-nature when she finally gets her first period while trying on an XL tankini at the mall. It gets worse when she runs into handsome Luke Martin in the feminine products aisle while her dad Googles 'menstruation' on his BlackBerry. But "freak-of-nature" takes on a whole new meaning when raging hormones bring on another metamorphosis-complete with scales and a tail. When Jade learns she's inherited her mermaid tendencies from her late mother, it raises the question: if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Adolescence, Animals / Mythical, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Series Title: Real Mermaids
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Helene Boudreau
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2010
TCIN: 13010563
UPC: 9781402244124
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-8182

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