Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

friedmanSea Change (2009)
Aimee Friedman
320 pages
Young Adult
Rating: Re-read


Miranda Merchant is ready to spend her summer interning at a museum in New York. But when her maternal grandmother Isadora dies, Miranda has to push her plans back and she and her mother travels to Silkie Island to take of Isadora’s estate. While there Miranda finds a strange book at the Mariner, her grandmother’s summer home. The book tells of the legend of the merman who once lived off the coast of the island. These mermen look normal but it’s when they’re fully in the water that you can see their true form.

While on the island Miranda meets Leo, a gorgeous and mysterious native who seems to be everything Miranda needs. But something tells Miranda that Leo is hiding a secret. Does it have to do with the merman legend?


What a great story! I was originally planning on waiting for the read-a-thon to read Sea Change. Last night I glanced through the book and ended up spending the next two hours reading. Miranda is a great character. She’s an intelligent and shy teenager who’s not really into dating and boys. She just tries to stay focused on her passion,which is science, and keep out of trouble. It’s when she meets Leo and also T.J. another boy, that she starts to understand what chemistry between two people feels like.

Friedman’s description of Silkie Island is so believable. I felt as if I was there. You can picture the setting so well, whether it was the Mariner or Fisherman’s Village.

If you’re participating in the upcoming read-a-thon and looking for a short but well-written story, look no further than Sea Change, a light tale about teenage love.


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9 Responses to Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

  1. Kailana says:

    This does look pretty good. I might have to read it one of these days!

  2. Chris says:

    This sounds great!! Going right onto the wishlist πŸ˜€

  3. vivienne says:

    I definitely want to read this now. Shall add to my TBR list.

  4. bermudaonion says:

    This sounds delightful!

  5. kay says:

    It sounds good! I’ve read good comments on this one. Great review!

  6. sagustocox says:

    I love when you pick up a book just to look at it and end up getting totally absorbed in the story. Fantastic review….off to the TBR list.

  7. heidenkind says:

    I love the cover! It looks like a great book. πŸ™‚

  8. Joanne says:

    Sounds great! I was a little worried (from the cover) that it would be super heavy with romance, but I love how you mention it’s a light tale about young love.

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