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Grades 6 - 8Grades 2 - 8Y4.270036
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 a near drowning in his past, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.

Yet something lures Lena to the water … an ancient, powerful magic. One morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman – with a silvery tail.

Nothing will keep 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 …

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on October 4, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547194919
ISBN-13: 9780547194912
5 Book Reviews
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  • country_girl31
    country_girl31Friday, April 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    i wanna read this
    • happyface221
      happyface221Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:13 pm
      I Super doper wanna read this book
      • johnsoge
        johnsogeFriday, October 18, 2013 at 8:40 am55 stars
        This book gave me everything I like. Romance, mystery, and fantasy. I would give this book a five star rating because its a cliff hanger, a book I would not put down, I love those books.
        • kaykay8190
          kaykay8190Monday, September 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm55 stars
          loved this book but to bad the author died before she could write a sequel, tons of people were left hanging to see what happens between Nix and lena and if she sees her mother again or if nix cant hold i his feelings for lena anymore and decides to go to shore and spend the rest of his life with lena ... ug i wish someone would just decide to write the sequel for her.
          • barbiegirl17
            barbiegirl17Monday, November 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm55 stars
            just finished it today REALLY good!