When the riptide pulls at the boat, tugging her away from the shore and deep into the rough waters of the Gulf of Mexico, panic sets in, and the fairy tales that lured her out there go tumbling into the waves. Maybe the blue moon isn't magic and maybe the sandbar won't sparkle with mermaids and maybe — Oh, no..."Maybe" is just too difficult to bear. Kathi Appelt follows up to her New York Times bestseller,The Underneath, with a tale that will pull right at your very core — stronger than moon currents — capturing the crash and echo of the waves and the dark magic of the ocean."
Cover Opinion: 4/5
I loved the cover, everything from the cover ties in with the story! Also throughout the book there are different pictures (probably because its a children's book!), which I really enjoyed looking at(:
I can easily say I loved most of the characters in this book! I thought the animals were very cute, Too (Dogie's little pup) can tell if theirs a storm coming. BD, is Meggie's loyal sidekick, and Captain is a cute and very hungry (his favorite food is watermelon) seagull!
I don't hate Signe, but how can you leave a ten year old home alone, even if its only thirty minutes? I mean, you live right on the beach, she could go out there and drown. I really like that Signe took care of Meggie when her mom left, but still why could Meggie just quickly come to the store with her?
Story line: 4.5/5
I really enjoyed this book, it was a quick and easy read. When I first started I was a little confused, because it started backwards. Instead of starting at the beginning, it began where Meggie was waiting for the water to rise, so she can untie the boat. And every chapter would switch back from her telling what happened to Meggie waiting for the moon to show, so she can get the boat.
Besides that I had a lot of fun reading, and would really love to read another Appelt book(: