May (Daughters of the Sea Series #2)

May (Daughters of the Sea Series #2)

by Kathryn Lasky

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ISBN-13: 9780545243315
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Daughters of the Sea Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 521,795
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of A TIME FOR COURAGE and other titles in the Dear America series. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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May 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it and so will you! It's a tense story and you can not stop reading it!
Aik More than 1 year ago
May Plum has been constricted within the confines of the Egg Rock Lighthouse ever since she was born. Her father Edgar "Gar" Plum is a nice man who loves her dearly, but her mother Hepzibah "Zeebah" Plum is the exact opposite. Zeebah suffers from an illness - not only of the body but also of the mind. She is constantly complaining about her illness and always orders May around like a servant because she used to be ordered around by her sick mother and grandmother back when they were alive. Vicious cycle, if you ask me. May's relationship with Hugh Fitzsimmons, the Harvard student who studies astrology is rather believable, and their observing the constellations together is rather romantic - I can almost imagine the background music starting to play. On the other hand, I find Rudd, the local boy who is obsessive about controlling May and getting his slimy hands on her repulsive. Ugh. Hannah's story, which was left dangling in the first book, is continued somewhere in the middle of May's, where the sisters finally meet each other and marvel at their resemblance to each other. The plot of this book is so much better than Hannah, and the various elements of this story seems to fit each other perfectly. Overall, it was quite a lovely, charming story. Hopefully the third book will be even better than this one!
DebbieMcCauley on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is the second book Lasky's series 'Daughters of the Sea'. I remember reading and reviewing the first one, Hannah, but couldn't recall the story. Fifteen-year-old May is the foster daughter of a lighthouse keeper, Gar, and his hypochondriac wife, Zeeba. Gar found May when she was just a baby. She was floating in the sea in a treasure chest. Zeeba makes May's life a misery, resenting her because of how healthy she is and how much she enjoys reading and learning from books. However, May is starting to rebel against Zeeba's demands. She feels a deep longing for the sea, although she has been forbidden from dipping even a single toe in the water like the other children of the bay.One night May dives into the sea and finds herself transformed into a mermaid which must have been what Gar was fearful of. Every night she escapes into the sea. She loves her time in the water, but events on land become increasingly difficult. While trying to unravel the secret of her birth, and find her family, two men have captured May¿s attention, Rudd and Hugh. Rudd is overly persistant, but there is something about him that May doesn't like. He decides that if can't have May, no one will. Hugh, a visiting astronomer, seems to share the same interests as May and be spending a lot of time with her. One of the summer visitors to the island is a girl named Hannah (from Lasky's first book). May discovers she is her sister who is also a mermaid, but trying to resist the pull of the sea. We originally bought this book for the children's section of the library, but upon seeing the 'Mills & Boon' type cover I decided that I better have a read to check out the content. After reading it, we are moving the series to the teen's area due to the age of the protagonist, the romance and the content. The story was okay but I was unimpressed with the quality of the binding which I don't believe will last long, and the cover, which as I said before, resembled a 'Mills & Boon'.
lyricaltwin on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book was so much better than the first one. May is a wonderful character and the two guys that love her add the perfect amount of tension to the story. I loved how Kathryn Lasky connected May and Hannah's stories and then went on to add to them.
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I loved this book, especially the last few chapters. I wish it didn't leave me hanging!
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It was a great book the ending really leaves u hanging
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?.lmao kitty?
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-.- nvm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm baa-a-aak!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is my home
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!!!!!!!! Not as good as hannah though.