Teen Review: Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid, like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid—she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type—the instant they “bond,” it’s for life.
When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.
I cannot stop smiling from reading this book. It is cuteness personified err…defined? Either way, this book gives me the warm fuzzies and made me extremely happy.
Who knew books had that power? Or maybe it’s not the book but the author herself that has that magical ability to pull me into her story and hold me captive till the very end despite the fact that the book itself isn’t necessarily deep, thought provoking or nail biting thrilling like all the dystopian books flooding shelves…
Whatever the formula it works!Talk about the perfect summertime read, Forgive My Fins has everything I look for in a good summer vacation book.
For starters, it has MERMAIDS! Have I ever told you all how much I adore mermaids? Anyway, this particular little mermaid is half human and there are a slew of fun and silly problems that her unique genetics add to the storyline, including a teensy fact that if she kisses a guy she better really mean it because…well just trust me. Add to the mix a mermaid growing up under the sea eating sushi and hanging with all the other sea life transferred to land and it instantly makes reading the book on a beach or poolside the perfect atmosphere to really get lost in the text!
Another awesome thing is the unconventional romance in the book. Let me try to explain: Girl likes boy, friend of girl likes girl, while boy likes other girls besides this girl…it sounds confusing but in reality it is very realistic and true to how teens emotions are. Girls very rarely like the guy that is right next to them. We always want what is just out of reach. Both guys are crush worthy and it makes reading the book twice as much fun!
Lily Sanderson is a wonderful heroine! I could totally sympathize and relate to her and her ordeals. We all have something that makes us feel a little different than everyone else and in Lily’s case it is her fins. Growing up apart from humans she has some interesting habits that separate her from the norm. I think there is a little bit of Lily in each of us, and that is most likely why I enjoyed this book so much.
Beaches, mermaids, hot guys, teen drama, angst, silliness, cuteness and budding romances… is full of awesome!
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