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The surface breaks

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781407180410

Publication Date: 2 May 2019

Subject: Older teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)

AR: 5.0 UY

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A feminist reimagining of The Little Mermaid.

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A feminist reimagining of The Little Mermaid.

Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father.

On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice?

Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

NOTE : Contains graphic descriptions of injuries, strong language, and references to sexual assault.

NOTE: YA Book Prize Shortlist 2019

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Stunning feminist version of the original, with lyrical writing and shocking plot twists. Hugely enjoyable & with good appeal, just don't expect Disney.

Awards
  • Shortlisted - YA Book Prize 2019
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Older teen novels
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2 May 2019
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New in Paperback
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9781407180410
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Paperback
Pages
362
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
262g
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