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  • Published: New York : HarperTeen, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 323 p. : map ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780060541446 (trade bdg.)
  • 0060541466


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Girl at sea

by Johnson, Maureen, 1973-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Malletts Teen

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High-school junior Clio Ford reluctantly gives up her dream job and a potential first kiss to take a working vacation with her estranged father on a yacht in Italy.

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I liked this book a lot. I didn't like all of the history lessons, but some of them were interesting.

Ok if you like history

Read my full review at http://urbanhippies0.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-review-by-geling-girl-at-sea.html

3 stars
Cilo Ford, seventeen, is forced to spend her summer with her estranged dad on a boat while he tries to find a sunken historical item. Instead of spending the summer trying to attract a guy, she's stuck in a boat with her new "family". There's her crazy dad, his archeologist girlfriend, girlfriend's attractive daughter, and a hot nerdy assistant (...don't forget the family friend who's rarely seen). Over the course of few weeks, they come out with closer bonds.

Read this book if you: want a history lesson, like treasure hunting for rocks, care about the different types of Greek, or find old civilizations fascinating. I don't. I nearly died because the book was so slow. I skimmed through a lot of parts. There was too many technical terms and history crap. I still don't know what the electronic measuring thingy and I don't plan to search them up.

The description was so confusing. There was too much useless information and the relationships between was really confusing when I didn't know who was who.

Clio and Aiden romance thing was dragged way too long. I was bored to the point I didn't want them together. That doesn't happen a lot.

Also, I hate adults who are idiots. Impulsive, Clio's father tends to do before thinking. He left the kids on the boat while he left with his girlfriend for a date. He's not responsible and doesn't think about other people's feelings. While he tells his daughter that she isn't allowed to date, he's dating and excuses his behavior by saying he's an "adult". I hate hypocrites. His girlfriend is archeologist Julia, who doesn't want Clio on the boat. The author should have changed Julia by making her more interesting. That old lady is as interesting as an eraser.

You should only read this book if you like history. I read Maureen Johnson's Suite Scarlet and had high expectations, but this book disappointed me.


I really liked this book. The plot was nice and the story was really touching in some places.

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