Mermaid by Jodi Picoult

Mermaid by Jodi Picoult

Title: Mermaid
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genre: Short Story Fantasy
Format: eBook
Length: 40 pages
Publisher: Kindle in Motion
Publish Date: July 25, 2017
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Recommend: Maybe

You want me to tell you the truth. But you don’t want to hear it.

Hope Payne

Dude! Picoult mentions University of Hawaii in this novel! My home. Not my home university, but still my home.


So I’m honestly at a loss about this book. I knew going in that it was going to be a short story, but I still feel like there’s so much missing from it. I don’t know if this is the best example of how Picoult’s writing is for her other full length novels, but I’m not sure how I feel.

Well for one, I was wrong. Definitely not a real mermaid. But I think this book wasn’t really about the sea at all. I feel like the sea and the mermaid were symbols of loss. I won’t say much more of that because it will be a spoiler. I also feel like I really don’t think Hope’s husband is in this marriage like he once was. Things happened between them, and just reading about it made me feel like what was once there will not come back.

I think what made this book really cool for me was that it was a Kindle in Motion book, so there were nice background images to the pages and animations that went well with the story. I think that’s what pulled me in.

This one is so short though, so there’s really not much more for me to say. It was an okay book.

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