Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the photo. It doesn't really do the place justice, but still.... Check it out if you're ever in the area.
Sixteen-year-old mermaid Abby Carson thought she had her secret under control. Who cares if after “the change” took place, she became so beautiful that all the girls at school hated her. And the boys, well, when they look at her, hate isn't exactly what's going through their minds.
But when Abby witnesses a teenage girl's murder by a preternatural creature off the coast of Cape Cod, her carefully controlled life slips into chaos. Hiding in the water until the killer's gone is a must. Getting spotted by Brian Baker, a boy from school, isn't. Neither is falling in love with him. That definitely wasn't part of the plan.
Combine all this with the mysterious mermaid box Abby receives as a postmortem birthday gift from her dad, and she's pulled even deeper into the world of shades and monsters. Once the full force of Abby's deadly siren powers are revealed, the only one she can hurt more than herself is the boy she loves.
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It's just an idea, and I should probably research it. I bet there's teachers out there who are doing this already. When I was working, I taught a few YA books, but never an entire YA course. I just thought it would be neat if my future students could read some indie writers too-- writers they'd never heard of before. Well, we'll have to see what happens if and when I land a job. Not that I'm actually looking yet. I have another year before my youngest starts kindergarten. I just thought it was an interesting idea.