Monday, August 10, 2009

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

Genre: YA Fiction

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First Line: “Lightning flashed over Big Ben, and a bruise-like darkness draped over th done of St. Paul’s.”

One Word Review: Good

Book Synopsis: Clio Ford, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean looking to find some missing underwater treasure that could unlock the secrets of civilization. Along for the ride are her Dad's wacky best friend Martin, his bizarre research partner Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa . . . and then there's Aidan, Julia's incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant assistant. What's going on behind Aidan's intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway? As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history. But her most surprising discovery is that there's something deeper and more cryptic than the sea—her own heart.

My Review: I guess I’ll start by saying that I think teens would probably really enjoy this book. It’s about a seventeen-year-old girl who goes to live with her Dad in Italy for the summer. When she arrives things aren’t quite what she had in mind. I enjoyed the story, but for some reason it didn’t really suck me in. Here’s what I did like: the overall story was good, had mystery, a love-triangle and a pretty cool setting. Again, I think this is one teens would enjoy; it just didn’t capture me like Enthusiasm or Loser’s Guide, still a fun read though.


  1. Great review girl! Hey, I'm sorry I hadn't replied to your comment on my blog yet. If you still want to be featured on my Spotlight weekends could you send me an email to


  2. Great review! Happy reading :)


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