I stumbled across the sequel to this book, Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
, in the library’s audiobooks and listened to it in my car. It was so much fun, I had to check out the first one, too. When Emily finally talks her mother into letting her take swim lessons, Emily finds out that she is a mermaid (but only when she is submerged in water). She hides her true self from friends and family, and sneaks out late at night to swim in the ocean where she meets a new mer-friend, Shona. Together, they uncover a mystery about Emily’s past, discover the true identity of an odd family friend, and set out to save Emily’s father. Both books have the fun, magical qualities of exploring life as a mermaid, and are also filled with adventure and suspense to keep the pages turning. If you like mermaids, I also recommend Aquamarine
by Alice Hoffman.