by: Aimee Friedman
Published: June 1st 2009
I give it:
Description: 16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.
There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, 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, friendship...and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?
My Review: This is another one of those books that drew me in instantly even before I read the description. The cover is gorgeous, and I will never deny that sometimes I will pick up a book for the simple reason that I love the cover! (Hey, I've discovered some great books that way!)
Not only does this book have forbidden romance, but the boy that Miranda falls for is very mysterious and full of secrets. Even though it's pretty easy to figure out, I still found that I simply could not put this one down until Miranda finally finds out the truth.
I found Miranda to be a very easy character to relate to. Not only is she discovering the secrets about her new found love, but she is also discovering secrets about herself, learning how to forget about a painful past, and learning how to forgive.
I loved this book, and I read it in one day! I couldn't put it down! The only thing that kept it from getting 5 stars, was the fact that I felt there were some questions that were left unanswered, but perhaps Friedman left the story open for a sequel? I sure hope so!