Rating: 4 stars
Sukie Jamieson is obsessed with her appearance. She checks her reflection in windows, spoons, car chrome—anything available. So when her mother gives her a full-length mirror that once belonged to her grandmother, Sukie is thrilled. So thrilled that she doesn’t listen to her mother’s warning: “This mirror will be your best friend and worst enemy.” Because mirrors, as Sukie discovers, show not only the faraway truth but the truth close up. And finding out that close-up truth changes people. Often forever.
The Girl With the Mermaid Hair was a really great read. It wasn’t real action packed or anything, but you just kind of drifted through the book, enjoying it. The plot wasn’t super involved, so you didn’t have to think a lot about what was happening in the book. This doesn’t mean you didn’t feel emotions for the characters, as I found myself feeling for all the characters in some way, Sukie the most.
The first few chapters I wasn’t feeling for Sukie at all. In fact, I didn’t think I’d like her. She really softens and becomes more likeable, more and more so as the book goes on. Sukie’s little brother, Mikey, was my favorite character of the book. He was just so fun loving, and did so many funny things throughout the book.
I do wish the beginning had had a bit more going on. There just wasn’t a lot but hearing from Sukie in the first portion. Later there was more involvement on all the characters parts, and I found myself much more caught up reading.
I’d definitely suggest this one, especially if you’re looking for an enjoyable book that you can easily drift through