Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever, and Just For Fins
By: Tera Lynn Childs
Forgive My Fins, the first book in the series,was quite clever and fitting for the overall post. I will say this was an incredibly cute love story that captured it’s reader right from the beginning; all this coming from a non-fantasy and non-mermaid fan…typically. This book has it all:
-A secret the main character is hiding from everyone, including the guy that she loves and her best friend.
-Typical teenage drama and the feelings of liking someone so much and them not knowing.
-Characters you root for, especially the underdog Quince who you can’t help but love.
-An underwater, magical kingdom equipped with an evil cousin that will stop at nothing to see our main character suffer.
As you can see this book has a lot of different faucets and reasons to take you on the magical journey underwater.
After having finished the next two books, Fins are Forever and Just For Fins, I must admit that I am incredibly impressed. The writing got even better and I found myself not being able to put the books down. This series is definitely one I will purchase for my incoming 8th graders, and I think would be suitable for all middle school students. As the drama heightens and we see more of the mermaid, underwater adventures in the second two books, there is still a sense of realism that I believe anyone can connect to!
Happy readings 😉