Teen Fiction LASKY
Summary: Hannah Albury is not like other girls in the turn of-the-century Boston orphanage where she grew up. Instead of seasickness, she gets land-sickness. Billowing waves exhilarate her, but flat plains away from the ocean leave her dried out, parched, and ill. She leaves a ring of salt in the tub when she bathes, and sometimes she sees a faint tracing of scales on her delicate feet. It's freakish, horrifying and deeply thrilling.As Hannah becomes a young woman, she can sense that a powerful change is coming. A choice lies ahead, and Hannah must discover if she is a creature of the land#151;or of the sea.
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Trying to fit in as a scullery maid or a wealthy upscale family; knows that she is different; becomes ill when she is away from the sea; slowly discovers she is turning into a mermaid; keeps her secret hidden, but know she must eventually decide to be a creature of the land or of the water.