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Scholastic, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 105 pages
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Best-selling author Alice Hoffman's luminous tale of nostalgia and enchantment, for readers both young and old.

Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart: a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her six sisters to search for love on land. Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in the burning August sun, a rescue is begun.
On the edge of growing up, during a summer that is the hottest on record, Hailey and Claire are discovering that life can take an unpredictable course, friendship is forever, and magic can be found in the most unexpected places.

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Review: Aquamarine (Water Tales #1)

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I think this book was okay for a young kid/teen. It was very cheesy and had no plot throughout. Aquamarine fell in love with Raymond only two times after they met, so it is one of those love stories ... Read full review

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(2.5 stars) Considering I have loved the film for years and have watched it countless times, you'd think I would know it was based on a novella... nope. I re-watched it again a couple days ago and ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Alice Hoffman is the highly acclaimed author of over twenty novels for readers of all ages, including Illumination Night, Seventh Heaven, Practical Magic, Here on Earth, The Foretelling, Incantation, and, most recently, The Story Sisters and The Red Garden. Her previous novels for Scholastic Press are Aquamarine, which was made into a major motion picture, Indigo, and Green Angel, which Publishers Weekly, in a boxed, starred review, called "achingly lovely." She lives with her family outside of Boston. Visit her at

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