May 24, 2013

MLSRCW Two: Keeper


Kathi Appelt

Atheneum Books


To ten-year-old Keeper, this moon is her chance to fix all that has gone wrong...and so much has gone wrong. But she knows who can make things right again: Meggie Marie, her mermaid mother who swam away when Keeper was just three. A blue moon calls the mermaids to gather at the sandbar, and that's exactly where she is headed -- in a small boat, in the middle of the night, with only her dog, BD (Best Dog), and a seagull named Captain.
When the riptide pulls at the boat, tugging her away from the shore and deep into the rough waters of the Gulf of Mexico, panic sets in, and the fairy tales that lured her out there go tumbling into the waves. Maybe the blue moon isn't magic and maybe the sandbar won't sparkle with mermaids and maybe -- Oh, no..."Maybe" is just too difficult to bear.

You can see a book trailer here.

My Thoughts:

The novel is aptly named because it is a keeper! The plot is laced with metaphors and is written in poetic form. The story will move you as surely as the moon pulls the tides. I fell in love with the description of the community and the care the author places in the relationship between the characters. I think you will too!

Rating: 4.5

I received this book courtesy of my friendly, public library.

Broadening my mermaid literature with L.K. Hill

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like fun! I like me some poetic reads every once in awhile! Thanks for linking up! :D


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