- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Point; 1 edition (June 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439922283
- ISBN-13: 978-0439922289
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I just finished reading this book. I love the cover and I'll be posting a link to a little story about the cover design, but first I want to tell you a little about this book.
First, the title Sea Change is an idiom for a transformation in the song Full Fathom Five in Shakesphere's The Tempest. I mention this, because you will notice as you read that "tempest" and "Shakespeere" are both mentioned in the book *gins*
Full Fathom Five
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that does fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: Ding-dong, Hark! Now I hear them – Ding-dong, bell.
In Sea Change, Friedman takes the traditional story of Merfolk to a whole new level.
Miranda Merchant is a girl with a love for all things scientific, and a special drawl to the ocean. Upon the death of her Southern debutant grandmother, Isadora Hawkins, Miranda and her mother are brought to Selkie Island, the families southern home. The Mariner, a large victorian style mansion nestled in a village from the past with old fashioned gentlemen and lavish parties on the boardwalk, was willed to Miranda's mother and teh two of them plan to clean it up and put it on the market. Miranda soon falls in love with the wonder of the island, but on the other side of Selkie, is where the real magic lies. Fisherman's villiage.
Miranda meets a mysterious boy (don't we all just love mysterious boys?) on Siren beach. Leo challenges her scientific mind and everything she thought about boys and friendships. But is Leo more then a handsome fisherman?
I'm not telling! because you have to get this book. It is a truly fun read of young love, longing and burried family secrets that will leave you begging for more.
The cover design is beautiful and here is a little story about it, from author Aimee Friedman herself!