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.