Book Reviews of Aquamarine

Aquamarine
Aquamarine
Author: Alice Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780613494205
ISBN-10: 0613494202
Publication Date: 3/1997
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
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Helpful Score: 3
Great story. Good for 8-12 year olds.
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Helpful Score: 2
wonderful story.....for teens.
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Helpful Score: 2
I had seen the movie and remembered it to be fairly entertaining, but found the story a bit boring a disappointing. I was stuck reading it since I had nothing else with me (read while in the docs office, so it was good for that at least). I was looking for a quick read, which I found, but it wasn't all that great.
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Helpful Score: 2
Book starts a little slow. My daughter almost lost interest because the mermaid wasn't mentioned until half way through. After the book was finished she really loved it!
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Helpful Score: 2
Good children's book about a mermaid. Cute read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful cute story! Includes fun recipes and Afterwords and much more!
SUMMARY:

Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together whe 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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Helpful Score: 1
Aquamarine... What A Cute Name For A Girl With A Mermaid Tail. I Recently Watched The DVD Movie Multiple Times On My PlayStation 3 Gaming System. The Best Scene Where Hailey (Sometimes She Likes To Be Nicknamed "Haily") And Claire Are Looking Through The Binoculars As The Queen Of All Things Mean And Nasty Walked Towards The Pier, Causing Her To Push Aquamarine Out Of Raymond's Sight And Back Into The Ocean. PLEASE PUT AQUAMARINE ONTO BLU-RAY DISC, 20th CENTURY FOX.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was short and simple but fun and enjoyable to read. I think the message was really nice too. Things may change but memories and true friendship never does.
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Aquamarine gave my 8 year old step-daughter an entire summer's worth of mermaid games to play in the pool. Aqua is a beautiful and exciting Mermaid that will touch every little girl's heart.
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This book is about two girls whoh find a magical mermaid
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eventhough this book was short, it was fun to read
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a wonderful, creative book. filled with magic and mermaids!!
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this is a great book.i have read it many times and enjoyed it better and better every time.
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Very cute but simple. I don't know how they could make an entire movie from this short little story.
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I remember reading this book in the 5th grade. I was OBSESSED. If you have a daughter that is that age that enjoys reading, this is a wonderful book. I could not put it down. I got in trouble multiple times for reading during class.
Seriously, this was the first book I got that obsessed with. I don't recall what happened to my copy of it, but I'm sure it is in good hands now.
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My daughter loved this book. She said it was very exciting. She wishes she could be one of characters.
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Best friends Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together before Claire moves to Florida with her grandparents. The Capri Beach Club has been the scene of so many memories for the girls, but this summer is especially bittersweet for them. Then, the morning after an awful storm, Hailey and Claire discover something unusual in the murky water at the bottom of the pool. There in the depths is a mysterious creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart: a mermaid named Aquamarine has been separated from her sisters, swept away by the force of the storm.

Trapped in the deep end of the pool, Aquamarine is not only suffering from a severe case of homesickness, she is also experiencing the pangs of first love - for a totally inappropriate creature - a human teenage boy. Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in the burning August sun, the mermaid's fate rests with Hailey and Claire.

Just on the edge of growing up, during a summer that is the hottest on record, Claire and Hailey are discovering that life can take an unpredictable course, best friends are forever, and magic can often be found in the unlikeliest places. In Aquamarine, best-selling author Alice Hoffman weaves a luminous tale of nostalgia and enchantment, perfect for readers both young and old.

I've had this book on my TBR pile for almost three years. Despite waiting for such a long time to read the book, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was certainly intriguing and while definitely written for children, I found the characters well-developed and extremely likable. I give this book an A!
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A story about two girls spending the summer together and one day they come across a magical creature.If your a teen or like magical stories you will enjoy this book.
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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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I bought this book because it was recommended in a readers' forum. I hated it. It was shallow.
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The story failed to capture the attention of my daughter.
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I had seen the movie and remembered it to be fairly entertaining, but found the story a bit boring a disappointing. I was stuck reading it since I had nothing else with me (read while in the docs office, so it was good for that at least). I was looking for a quick read, which I found, but it wasn't all that great.
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I had seen the movie and remembered it to be fairly entertaining, but found the story a bit boring a disappointing. I was stuck reading it since I had nothing else with me (read while in the docs office, so it was good for that at least). I was looking for a quick read, which I found, but it wasn't all that great.