This book features a college Freshman, Noah, and his adoptive younger sister Lo, who struggles with her weight. They're staying at their grandmother's house over the summer; she loves to tell them stories about the fantastical selkies, and selkie girls being captured. Noah has an internship with a scientist, and lands his sister with a job there, too. One day after work, Noah's jogging along the seashore and hears a splash--he dives in to save the girl who he thinks has fallen. Only she doesn't need saving.
Noah and the girl, Mara, begin to talk (and fall in love)... and when it's time for Mara to go, she dives back into the ocean.
What's Mara's secret?
Tides is a book that I couldn't put down. Romance, mystery, mystical presences and fairytales (possibly) come true. A real family thrown into dangerous secrets.
Not only is this a great book, but its writer, Betsy Cornwell, was a columnist and Editor for Teen Ink! How cool is that!?!