Water Tales: Aquamarine and Indigo by Alice Hoffman — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was excited reading about merpeople and swimming. I have always want to be a merperson. Then as I got into reading the first book, Aquamarine, I kept feeling I had seen a movie like this. Then it dawned on me that Aquamarine the movie was very like this book. Then I worried that somehow the book or the movie was a rip off. Finally, I did my research. Not only had Alice Hoffman written the book and movie. she wrote the movie Independence Day which I watch July 4th. One of my all time favorite. more I was excited reading about merpeople and swimming. I have always want to be a merperson. Then as I got into reading the first book, Aquamarine, I kept feeling I had seen a movie like this. Then it dawned on me that Aquamarine the movie was very like this book. Then I worried that somehow the book or the movie was a rip off. Finally, I did my research. Not only had Alice Hoffman written the book and movie. she wrote the movie Independence Day which I watch July 4th. One of my all time favorite movies. But back to Aquamarine, I was very disappointed that the flattering starfish earrings weren’t in the book.

Though I love the topic and the overall stories, I found both books within this collective paperback, slow to read. Maybe that is just me. I wanted more about the merpeople underwater and less about the real life angst of the humans.

Two very simple stories.


The first about two friends who are 13 and being separated when one has to move out of state. This is their last summer together and, after a bad storm, they find a mermaid has been stranded in a neighborhood pool.

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The other story is about a girl and her two friends who are brothers who feel trapped in a small town that lives high and dry and the whole town seems to be afraid of water. The brothers however love the water, they drink saltwater, eat nothing but fish, and a. more Two very simple stories.

The first about two friends who are 13 and being separated when one has to move out of state. This is their last summer together and, after a bad storm, they find a mermaid has been stranded in a neighborhood pool.

The other story is about a girl and her two friends who are brothers who feel trapped in a small town that lives high and dry and the whole town seems to be afraid of water. The brothers however love the water, they drink saltwater, eat nothing but fish, and are generally thought of as freaks especially because of the webbing between their fingers and toes.

Both stories are extremely on the surface, there’s no meat to them at all.(less)

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