Aquamarine [Alice Hoffman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Best-selling author Alice Hoffman’s luminous tale of nostalgia and. Master storyteller Alice Hoffman has written a tale of enchantment: a luminous lesson in how to say goodbye and how to hold on to those we love best of all. A gossamer fable written by an adult author who illustrates some of the pitfalls awaiting those unused to writing for young people.

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See all 3 questions about Aquamarine…. My husband is an artist, and his teacher taught him to study the masters. I decided to read Aquamarine because I have watched the movie and thoroughly ohffman it so I decided to read the book. Oct 01, Dorie rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page.

P I made it to page 11 and felt like I was wasting my time. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart, a b named Aquamarine who has left her family to search for true love on land. I liked this book a lot. Also, you will see something the adventures the go through, when finding something unusual in the pool.

Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in aqumarine burning August sun, a rescue is begun.

When a violent thunderstorm occurs, a large quantity of trash is deposited in the Capri Beach Club. The next day Raymond found out she was a mermaid.

The necessity of returning Aquamarine to the ocean is thus made more urgent. As she leaves, Aquamarine gives Raymond a seashell, by which to contact her by speaking her name into it; she will hear this call regardless of their relative positions. Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. May appeal to young girls with a mermaid craze. All he knows is that she was Chloe’s cousin from far away.


Books by Alice Hoffman. Alarmed at the mermaid’s growing weakness, Hailey and Claire extract her promise to go back to the sea in exchange for one evening with Raymond. Their favorite place for amusement has been the Capri Beach Club for as long as they can remember. I was at least expecting her to develop a little throughout the book, perhaps learn a little humility, or that sometimes you have to make sacrifices for everyone’s well-being, or at least to appreciate the things you have and what other people are willing to do for you.

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Next there’s the dreamboat snack shack guy. Aquamarine was a character that interested me because she was head-strong and stubborn but only because hoffmxn was different and didn’t like people staring at her. It’s obviously better for kids. It was very cool it just went by soooo FAST!! The plot and the characters made it painful to read.

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Even worse, the Capri Beach Club is getting demolished. It is kind of a kids book, but it’s fun.

I would’ve liked more adventure and hooffman development within the story and characters as well. One day before Claire leaves she discovers something at the bottom of a pool at the Capri beach club.


Hailey and Claire advise Aquamarine to return to the ocean, however she refuses, because of her new attachment to Raymond.

At 9 o’clock, they take Aquamarine back to the swimming pool. They have been best friends for as long as they can remember. As a writer entranced by her storytelling abilities, I’ve been trying to understand how she weaves her narrative magic for years: Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Refresh and try again. They spend their days at the decrepit Capri Beach Club, which has fallen on hard times and has only Raymond, the snack shop clerk, to keep them in lemonade. It is well written for younger girls to whom friendship and love mean everything. I guess she leaves something behind in the end, but I feel like those could have been reminders for the characters to think about HER, as she is rather self-obsessed.


This was a sweet adaptation type book with pictures. Alright, the book as a whole was just plain bad. Children and Young Adult Literature portal Novels portal. Why I decided to read this book?