July 14, 2010

Forbidden Sea, A Mermaid Mystery!

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Theforbiddensea_130 Hello and welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk: Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson.

Since the death of Adrianne's father, she has had to sacrifice everything she was used to – beautiful dresses, warm meals, and her long hair, sold to provide food for her sister, mother and aunt.

When it's decided that the family dog must be sold to save money, Adrianne's little sister Cecily becomes upset and runs away. Adrianne searches for her in a terrible storm, and finds her sister stranded in the sea. She goes in after Cecily, but something – or someone – pulls Adrianne deeper into the water. When she looks to see what is holding onto her, she is shocked to discover a beautiful mermaid. After fighting the mermaid off, Adrianne rescues Cecily but not before the mermaid claws large scratch marks onto Adrianne's arm.

What does the mermaid want with Adrianne and her sister? Are the sisters cursed? Find out by reading Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson.

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

  1. Newby495869wnw

    I hate this book.It made no sense to me.I just couldn’t keep up.But you know that’s just my opinion!:{!

  2. Skyla12

    I really like this book!It was so intresting.I bet I will read it a hundred more times before school is out.I just love this book!I’m really suprised at how good it was and I’ve already read it 7 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!

  3. jalian

    i love mermaids like there is no tomewwow like i love them like crazy and i am going to get all of mermaid dolls i have one from barbie and a mermaid tale i love it i have the movie and the doll i just love it like crazy i just love them

  4. danceart

    Think this book sounds like it will be a great book. I like how it is a mystery. I hope I get this book.

  5. babydoll45c

    it sound so awsome dont u think and i love mermaids i looked at target for the book they dont have it i wonder if walmart might sell it and i wonder how her sister got into the ocean/water but i guess if i read it i just might find out so……

  6. babydoll45c

    hey sounds awwsome my mom is takin me to the libray tomorrow i love books like this wander why her sister would run away over a dog though but maybe if i read it i might find out

  7. awesomereadergirl

    IT SOUNDS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. mital

    i never read this book but I’ll try it because i am out of books to read until august 31 when the 10th book of 39 clues comes out and in October when the first book in the second series of camp half blood comes out… the lost hero…

  9. <3lyf!!!!!

    this is such an amazing book! i wish i could read sounds great i love this type of genre

  10. SuperSapphireSpy

    this is definitely being added to my summer reading list. it sounds really good!

  11. breaking dawn 29

    I wish I could read this book very much. I would be able to if I could read it online.

  12. enalie

    it sounds like a mystery!! i like mysteries!!!and mythical creatures,that’s my kind of book!!!!

  13. Enalie

    sounds like a really awesome book! i really wish i could read it! i bet i will read a thousand times!!!

  14. winterwonder9300

    That sounds wonderful, scary, and magical! I’m out of books so I’ll look for it! thanks!

  15. ali

    i never read the book but i just read what it is about and it sounds cool and i love mermaids so i will read it. :)

  16. soccermvp

    I am seriously intriguied on how the blog about the book is described…..It must be an awfully good book.

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