Book review: Mer by Joelle Sellner, illustrated by Abby Boeh

Sellner, Joelle. Mer. Illustrated by Abby Boeh.  Lion Forge, 2017. $14.99. ISBN: 978-1941302286. 128p. Gr. 7-9. P7 Q7

Two student reviews were submitted for this book: one reviewer really liked the book and how creative it was, the other found it “tired and cheesy.”  The latter reviewer is a 10th grade boy and the former a (very young) 9th grade girl, so that might give some perspective on who would enjoy this book.  It is a mermaid fantasy that is a fun escape, but not much more than that, as the plot is filled with overworked clichés.  The illustrations are strong, but nothing special.

May 2018 review by NHS students.

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