Catherine Ho's straightforward style adds to the haunting quality of this unique coming-of-age novel. Teen Ren Yu is a competitive swimmer whose life revolves around training. But she's keeping a secret from her family, friends, and coach: She believes she's a mermaid. Ho's voice is melodic yet edgy; all of Ren's determination, anger, and pain come through in her brash syllables. Ho's performance is a stark contrast to that of Imani Parks, who narrates the letters Ren's best friend sends her in a warm girlish voice. These differences in style illuminate just how much is going on below the surface for both girls. This is a disturbing but moving novel about navigating queer girlhood in a racist and patriarchal world. L.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780063257634 $27.99
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