I read Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman in just one sitting, as it is only about one hundred pages. The story of friendship is one that I think most people will be able to relate to, especially anyone who has ever had to move away from their best friend. I could relate to how scary it can be to have distance in a friendship, and how the girls worry that somebody else might take their place. I like that Claire and Hailey got to have one more fanciful event before they were separated from each other. I have never read a book with a mermaid in it, so this short read was a good way to get my feet wet. I think this book will appeal more to girls than boys based on the friendship between Hailey and Claire and the mermaid aspect, but boys may enjoy it too. Kids between the ages of eight and twelve will enjoy this fast read and long for some time near the ocean!
Has anyone else read Aquamarine? Or have you read another book by Alice Hoffman We would love to hear your thoughts.
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