What I like about this book is the concept of the story rather than the story itself. It was an interesting story and kid of the age group will enjoy it. There was tension, mystery and humor. However, what caught my eye was the concept and style. A story that cannot be told, but has to be told. The first chapter alone was interesting. It was a real first chapter. Why? Because to have an actual first chapter would be to tell us the characters and the places. It wouldn't be a secret story after that. The author also had definitions, footnotes and an appendix. Things that make a book interactive and interesting for kids. Because of the secret aspect, kids could even right their own ending to the book before the author decided to close it for them. This book is a series. I'm curious to see what other concepts the series brings. Maybe I'll let you know.
If you like Hans Christian Andersen's or Disney's Little Mermaid, you'll love this retelling by Debbie Viguie. Part of a collection entitled "Once Upon a Time," this story takes a twist on a classic. This time the little mermaid is actually human. Cursed by the sea witch to live on land, Pearl is unaware of her origin or history. She was found as a baby by the local fisherman, but has known since then that she is different from everyone else. She befriends the prince and soon friendship turns into more as the prince must choose a bride. But when he takes Pearl on a boat ride to propose, a storm arises and he is rescued by a mermaid name Faye. She is the sister of Kale, a merman who has loved Pearl since they were children and has been searching for her ever since her disappearance. Reader will find classic elements from both versions of the Little Mermaid tale and will love them just the same.
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