Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science…and not so great with boys. After major drama with her (now ex) boyfriend, she’s happy to be spending the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother’s estate.
On the lush, beautiful island, Miranda finds new friends and a community with a mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can’t make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, romance…and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?
Even though I’m not a math or science kind of a person, I found myself loving Miranda and her “scientific mind”. This is due to Aimee Friedman’s fantastic ability to create believable characters and her incredible knack for writing for teens. Even the supporting characters are well-rounded. Leo’s character adds to the mysteriousness of the story and contrasts nicely with Miranda. I also love how Aimee Friedman presents the selkie/mermaid myth in a more realistic manner, but still keeps it enchanting . The novel makes the reader question everything in order to figure out the truth, much like Miranda. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the ending, simply because it left me wanting more!