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Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite
Mermaid Tears by Susan L. Read is an educational book that will appeal to children coming of age, parents, and teachers. It tells the story of Sarah, a young child in middle school, who felt different from the rest. She had two brothers who got more of her parents' attention, was bullied at school, and could not keep friends. Sarah was studious and tried her best in class, but was struggling with her subjects. She could never get past a C and was considered a disappointment. It felt like misfortune never tired of her; she hated life and wished she could swim away and hide from the world like mermaids. Life kept dealing with her until her birthday when something monumental happened, which changed her life forever.
Mermaid Tears by Susan L. Read is a beautiful book that calls attention to adolescents, especially by parents and teachers. This book reiterates that we should pay more attention to our wards, especially their mental health. Everyone struggles with something, and so do kids. I loved Susan's approach to such a sensitive topic of child care from this inspiring angle. Through this well-written story, I learned we should channel our children’s energy towards their strengths, instead of trying to live out our dreams through them. Teachers also need to do better by their students/pupils, as they wield influence. The combination of conversational and narrative storytelling adopted in this book was great. I relished watching Sarah evolve, and I hope she keeps at it. This novel is excellent and a must-have for everyone who’s in charge of a child!