The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Epic romantic fantasy adventure is poetic and violent.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Excellent read; excellent message

This YA book has some great characters, strong female leads, complexity of ideas and characters, good pacing and writing, and important themes such as abuses of power when greed overtakes and the need to integrate ones strengths, vulnerabilities and foibles to be a whole person. Finally, the natural weaving in of non-binary gender realities- without gender identity being the focus of the book- is extremely refreshing and even ground breaking. There is a good deal of alcohol consumption, given that there are many pirates on board. But alcohol Use is by no means condoned.

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