Aquamarine, a young mermaid, is beached at a popular beach club in Florida after a terrible tropical storm. Two friends discover her and the three of them become close friends. The two girls, Hailey and Claire show Aquamarine around, and teaches her their customs, which have some hilarious outcomes! Alice Hoffman writes with a unique voice, but the book was at times confusing and dull (and much too short for my taste). I've seen the movie adaptation and that inspired me to read the book behind it. Unfortunately, I felt like the book hardly measures up, lacking the humor and girl power that made the film so special.