The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

Sarah Ockler

416 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance young adult emotional hopeful lighthearted medium-paced


From the bestselling author of Twenty Boy Summer, a talented singer loses her ability to speak after a tragic accident, leading her to a postcard-perfect seaside town to find romance. The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d'Abreau was destin...

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Community Reviews Summary of 817 reviews


emotional 76%
lighthearted 61%
hopeful 53%
adventurous 30%
dark 23%
inspiring 23%
reflective 23%
funny 15%
sad 15%
challenging 7%
informative 7%
mysterious 7%
tense 7%


medium 45%
fast 36%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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