Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Home To The Sea
By: Chester Aaron
***** 5 Star!
Twelve-year-old Marian Conroy is a regular girl, she lives in a regular house, goes to a regular school, and has a normal best friend. Her life is same old regular. At least she thinks it is, but her life will never be the same. Strange changes begin to happen to her body, and there is nothing she can do to stop it.
Marian, who has never been in a body of water deeper than her knees, becomes wanted by every swimming coach in California, because she has the ability to make history in the Olympics for her swimming skill.
Why is the webbing between her fingers and toes, that was removed when she was baby, growing back?
What are the inhuman voices calling her to the sea? Marian is changing, and she is discovering secrets that she should have been told long ago, and with these secrets, she is discovering herself.
I loved this book! I have read it so many times. Chester Aaron took a story that has been stuck in the Fantasy section since its creation, and transformed it into a story that seems like something real! This book is a scientific version of The Little Mermaid in reverse, and better! (The teen version) This is a very deep book, and full of emotion.
Those are the kinds of books I am addicted to!
My friend calls them sad books, she likes reading "sad books", (sounds weird). But I agree with her, but I prefer the title, either: Emotional books, or: Novels. (I am actually writing one) So read this book!
This book may be to complex or inappropriate for children under the age of 12.