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The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

After a boating accident takes her beautiful singing and speaking voice from her, Elyse d'Abreau, the youngest of six sisters, leaves her home in Tobago to stay in an Oregon seaside town where Christian Kane, a notorious playboy, challenges her to express herself and to overcome ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781481401272
Barcode 9781481401272
Published 2 June 2015 by Simon Pulse
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Ockler, Sarah
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ISBN-13 9781481401272
ISBN-10 1481401270
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Simon Pulse
Imprint Simon Pulse
Publication Date 2 June 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ockler, Sarah
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Body & Health
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Oregon, Dating (Social customs), Communication, Loss (Psychology), West Indies
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 579772

Description of this Book

From the bestselling author of Twenty Boy Summer, a talented singer loses her ability to speak after a tragic accident, leading her to a postcard-perfect seaside town to find romance. Elyse D'Abreau comes from a family of performers. The youngest of six sisters, Elyse is known as the most beautiful singer in Tobago, and everyone believes she's destined for stardom--until a boating accident damages her vocal chords leaving her unable to speak, let alone sing. Seeking a life of solitude away from the pity over her lost talent, Elyse accepts a friend's invitation to visit Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is quintessential summer and everything Elyse's home in the Carribean isn't: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry--except for one. Christian Kaye is the notorious playboy in Atargatis Cove--insolent, arrogant, completely charming, and the only one who doesn't treat Elyse as if she will break at any moment. Rather than letting her wallow in self-pity, Christian invites Elyse to be his first mate for the Cove's high-stakes Pirate Regatta, expecting her to get on a boat for the first time since her accident. Swept up in Christian's seductive tide and entranced by the Cove's charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude is really what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past, finding her inner voice, and opening her heart to a boy who's best known for breaking them...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Ockler's poetic writing captivates from the outset, and Elyse's backstory--including the mystery of exactly how she lost her voice--is inventive and well-drawn. --Publishers Weekly May 25, 2015

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Author's Bio

Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of #scandal, The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Fixing Delilah, and Twenty Boy Summer. Her books have received numerous accolades, including ALA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls' Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, and nominations for YALSA Teens' Top Ten, and NPR's Top 100 Teen Books. She lives in Washington with her husband, Alex. Visit her at SarahOckler.com and find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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