Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown.
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2012
List Price: $17.99
Review: Do you love a book about mermaids, love, and family? Well if you do then Lies Beneath is the best book for you. These characters are Maris, Pavati, Tallulah, Calder, and Lily.
Calder, Maris, Pavati, and Tallulah are all mermaids and they are family, none of them have the same fathers. Calder doesn't have the same mother or father as the girls do because their mother restarted his heart when he was little when he fell into the water and drowned. This is how he became a mermaid that was one of the ways to become a mermaid. Lily is Mr. Hancock's daughter. Calder and his family are trying to kill Mr. Hancock because his father killed their mother. Mr. Hancock's father promised his sons life but instead he drives away. So Calder's mother follows them she got caught in a fishing net. When Calder meets Lily he falls in love with her. So he follows her everywhere and makes sure she is safe from his own sisters because they will kill her instead of her father.
This book is an amazing story about a merman and a human's life together. Lies Beneath made me almost cry because Calder is trying to protect Lily but Maris didn't want him to get close to her. I felt so sad for Calder because he loves Lily but he didn't think she loves him. I love the part when Calder goes to Mr. Hancock's bon fire and Lily is standing really close to Calder. When he has to leave, she gets really sad. That showed me that she really does like him. She even wants him to turn her into a mermaid so they can stay together forever. I love how the author uses so many emotions in this story. She uses love, anger, sadness, and many more feeling to describe the setting, characters, and the whole book. The characters are so realistic that you believe that they could actually be real people. If you read this you would probably think this is a really good book to read. I would recommend Lies Beneath to all of my friends because it is a perfect book for anyone.
Review written by Skyler (6th grade student).
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