Review: Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

Monday, July 12, 2010

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Maureen Johnson is amazing…that is all. You may go on with reading this review. :)

Title: Girl at Sea
Author: Maureen Johnson

Summary (B&
The Girl: Clio, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art-store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean. At least she'll get a killer tan.

The Mission: Survive her father's annoying antics. Oh, also find some underwater treasure that could be the missing link to a long-lost civilization.

The Crew: Dad's absentminded best friend Martin, his scary girlfriend Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa . . . and then there's Aidan, Julia's incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant research assistant.

What's going on behind Aidan's intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway?

As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history. But her most surprising discovery is that there's something deeper and more mysterious than the sea—her own heart.

My Review: This is the second Maureen Johnson book I’ve read even though I follow her on twitter and practically feel as if I know her (I wish! She so funny). I liked this book just as much as 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to buy this book so I can read it again. I really liked the main character Clio. I love the background story that MJ gave her. Clio is definitely one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever read. She was famous at a young age because she was on the cover of the board game her and her father created, she has a tattoo that a famous artist drew to cover a scar she got while on an adventure and she’s a superb artist herself. This book has a beginning that may seem quite ordinary, but then it takes a surprising and not unpleasant nautical turn that kept this particular reader on the edge of her seat. It was definitely a good, fun summer read.

Read my review of Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes.