My daughter and I just loved this story about a little girl (Emily) that finds out she is half mermaid. Her mother is phobic about water and doesn’t allow her daughter to ever enter the water even though they live on a houseboat surrounded by water! When she finally does experience being submerged in water Emily finds out that it causes her to turn into a mermaid! At that point her story gets really interesting as she learns her father (who has been absent from her life) is a real-live mer-man! Adventures ensue as she makes friends with a mermaid her age & seeks out her long-lost father underwater.
I can’t say enough about this book…its so well written from a literature perspective (future “classic”!), as well as the plot keeps you wanting more. Luckily there are 2 more books in this series! At the writing of this, we’ve read the 2nd book but not the 3rd…the 2nd was equally good and I expect the 3rd to be as well.