Title: Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath
By: Helene Boudreau
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Jade begins her summer confused. Yes, there's that whole "will this be a leg-day or a tail-day" kind of confusion, but Jade's got even bigger problems: It's been three weeks since Mom returned to the ocean with no news of her whereabouts. Plus, it's been twenty-one days since Jade first kissed her mer-boy Luke and now-nothing.Will Mom find the enchanted tidal pool that will allow her to become human? And why is Luke acting so weird?
This book was super cute and any pre-teen and teenage girl would love it. This is the second book of the series and for someone reading this for the first time without reading the first book would certainly fall into it without getting lost. It's pretty simple, Jade is a teen mermaid with boy problems, what girl wouldn't relate to that. I found the storyline realistic other then the fact that she was a mermaid and definitely a page turner. The fact that there is more to this story then just her liking a boy and figuring him out was really good and the descriptions were great. I loved how real the town she lived in felt and how I could picture what the ice cream shop she worked in looked like, it's stories like this that get you drawn in and leave you wanting more. I found myself giggling and remembering times when I was a teen.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.