I really liked this book. Emily is a normal girl in the beginning of the book who really wants to find out about her father. Her mother never talks about him and Emily suspects there is a mystery there. Her desire to find him becomes even stronger when she discovers she is a mermaid. She starts to suspect something is unusual about her neighbor, Mr Beeson, who is the lighthouse keeper. He may know more than he lets on. Soon Emily starts spending more and more time by the ocean where she makes a friend who helps her along the way. Emily discovers more than just the identity of her father. The author is very descriptive creating a world you can picture in your mind. Sometimes Emily sounds more like a little girl written by a grown up than like a normal girl but she is still a fun character to read about.
There is a second book (I also enjoyed) please see my next review on book2.
Bye for now, Rosie (age 6)
AR Points 6 Lexile level 600