Girl at Sea

Sometimes you have to get lost The Girl Clio, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean At least she ll get a killer tan The Mission Survive her father s annoying antics Oh, also find some underwater treasure that could be the missing link to a long lost civilization The Crew Dad s absentminded bestSometimes you have to get lost The Girl Clio, seventeen, wants to spend the summer smooching her art store crush, not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean At least she ll get a killer tan The Mission Survive her father s annoying antics Oh, also find some underwater treasure that could be the missing link to a long lost civilization The Crew Dad s absentminded best friend Martin, his scary girlfriend Julia, her voluptuous daughter Elsa and then there s Aidan, Julia s incredibly attractive, incredibly arrogant research assistant What s going on behind Aidan s intellectual, intensely green eyes, anyway As Clio sails into uncharted territory she unveils secrets that have the power to change history But her most surprising discovery is that there s something deeper and mysterious than the sea her own heart.
Girl at Sea Sometimes you have to get lost The Girl Clio seventeen wants to spend the summer smooching her art store crush not stuck on a boat in the Mediterranean At least she ll get a killer tan The Mission

  • Title: Girl at Sea
  • Author: Maureen Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780060541453
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Girl at Sea”

    1. OHH EMMM GEEEE, I LOVED ITTTTT :]]] -excuse me while I gush for a few moments- I loved this book!!!! The ending was kind of a surprise but I liked it!!!! I thought it was a well- written book and was a good mix of mystery and romance. Building suspense in every word, this book can bring tears to your eyes or laughter to your mouth. This would have to be Maureen Johnson's best book for me. I would recommend it, of course :) Please read this book, you won't regret it.

    2. Ok. I have to comment on the cover. WTF? That girl on the cover could never, ever be Clio. I’ve noticed a pattern with Maureen Johnson’s books: Find a picture of a pretty, slim girl (with no face). Put her in tight pants and a tank top. Add in a few pieces of plot-related decorative flourishes. And Voila! A cover girl that has nothing at all to do with the strong heroines Johnson writes. (At least Suite Scarlet seems to have broken this pattern)I’m probably overreacting, but this really bo [...]

    3. It so pissed me off. First of all, the description was weird. I mean a lot of unecessary infos, and things that made you confused. I loved the cover, the Romanian one :D Let's start with the characters. Clio, just so you know it, I can't remeber how she looked, bbecause it's not specified. Whatever. She is confused and never really acts how she should. I mean she should get mad and scream and all that. Well, no. She gets a little upset, than she's not upset anymore. Clio's father-an idiot. Julia [...]

    4. Finished it in about 4 hours. Yeah, that says it all really doesn't it. MJ (no, not Michael Jackson) writes realistic scenarios yet doesn't bore me to death, and makes me want to keep reading.What I loved about this book is the sense of family. Which is rare in YA books. I loved the history she included, especially with me studying archeology at university. What I especially love is that even though it's mainly American characters it's very European.

    5. Ook bij 'Zomer, Zee & Zoute Zoenen' heb ik hetzelfde als bij '13 Enveloppen & 1 Rugzak'. Het is wel een leuk boek, maar ik mis toch nog wat in verhaal. Het was het allemaal net niet. bookswithabeautychick

    6. Before I get started on this review, I would like to share something that I just discovered about Maureen Johnson: as of 2012, she is the Queen of Teen for the UK (aka Young Adult Literature Queen). After reading several of her novels, I have to say that I quite agree with her nomination and election (can queens be elected?). She is very skilled at writing from the perspective of a teenager, obviously not being a teen herself. For some authors who write YA, this struggle is quite obvious with th [...]

    7. I picked this up after having read (and loved!) 13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Last Little Blue Envelope. Overall it was an enjoyable book, but didn't come close to being as good as the other two. Basically, we have Clio who it all set to have the best summer of her life when she finds out that instead she is being shipped off to spend the summer on a boat in Italy with her dad. Who wouldn't love that, right? Clio, that's who. We find out that Clio's dad is a bit eccentric and always has somet [...]

    8. I really dig Johnson's writing style -- she's great with the turn of phrase -- but both of the books of hers I've read have felt a little too light; like with another 40 pages of character-digging, they'd have moved from good to great. Enjoyable lightweight reads for sure, but this one, particularly, felt to me like something was missing from it. YMMV.

    9. 3'5 en realidad. Me ha faltado un final más cerrado, un epílogo, ¡¡algo!! Aunque he disfrutado mucho de esta lectura, encontré justo lo que necesitaba: algo ligero, sencillo y con un poco de romance, perfecto para el verano :)

    10. Despite being set in the Mediterranean (one of my favorite places!), I didn't really care for this one. Clio was fairly annoying as a character. She reminded me of the idiot girl from Four Doors Down (I can't think of her name) who treats the guy like crap yet he likes her for some reason. I thought she was unnecessarily rude to everyone: her dad, Aiden, Elsa, literally everyone. She had major attitude and an "oh poor me" attitude which didn't make sense for a girl who gets to spend her summer o [...]

    11. Okay, I know this doesn't really fit with "voyages across the sea", but I don't have any other ship/boat tag.I love the way Maureen Johnson writes. The narration is always so fast-paced and witty and FUN. So I really enjoyed this and it was a nice, quick read. I liked Clio and Elsa (loved Elsa!) and the story itself was really interesting. Clio's JUST gotten a summer job at the art store where cute Ollie works, when her mother tells her she's going to be spending summer with her father - since h [...]

    12. Maureen Johnson is perfection. While this story did not have as quirky of characters as her Suite Scarlett series, the amazing creativity of Maureen Johnson is still there.Clio had her summer all planned out. She had a new job and a possible future boyfriend. Instead she gets shipped off to her dad. Since her parent’s divorce, she hasn’t really liked her dad, and she is sick of his impulsivity. So to be stuck on a boat with him and four other random people for weeks does not sound like her d [...]

    13. Reading a Maureen Johnson book is always a pleasure, and (not that I expected her to) MJ didn’t let me down. I don’t know if this only happens to me, or if I’m the only one who’s noticed it, but you can spend all the time in the world with someone in or around your city/town, and it will still be different when you go somewhere like on a crazy surprise cruise all to yourselves and you spend all your time together. Girl at Sea touches on this, and MJ does a good job. It’s the same as if [...]

    14. I was a big fan of 13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Last Little Blue Envelope so I had high hopes for Girl at Sea. Unfortunately, I found the story line to be a bit boring.Clio is upset when her potentially perfect summer is ruined when she is sent to live with her father. Her father, along with a research crew, are planning dives off the coast of Italy in a hunt for a missing artifact. Her and her father have had a strained relationship since his irresponsible ways caused her family to lose all [...]

    15. Ive never read a Maureen Johnson book before, but i have read her blogs. she's pretty funny. But this book was not as funny as her blogs, and it took me until about halfway in to get really into it. Once i did i couldn't put it down, then it started getting funnier. there was just a lot of explaining in the beginning, it was necessary, yes, but long. Over all i really enjoyed this story. the guy was cute enough (except at first i wanted to strangle him, i wasnt sure Maureen was going to get me t [...]

    16. Johnson's books are always fun, clever, and effortlessly written, and this one was no exception. Clio wants to spend the summer working at the local art store alongside Ollie, the boy she has an enormous crush on. As usual, her father has ruined things by insisting that he spend the summer with her. Sure, they're going to be on a yacht in the Mediterranean, but there's always a catch with Clio's dad. This time, it's that they're on some sort of top secret mission that everyone but Clio knows abo [...]

    17. I did enjoy this book. This book is about Clio and she has to spend her summer on a boat with her Father, Martin her Dad's best friend, Julia a research partner and her daughter Elsa. Then there is Julia's assistant Aidan who seems to rub Clio the wrong way. They are doing research on a lost item that they are trying to find. I only thing I didn't really like about the book is I think (this could be a spoiler so don't read on if you haven't read the book). *** Spoiler*** she wrote about the trea [...]

    18. I enjoyed this book. Maureen Johnson tells the story with a very funny style, so I was snorting at something on just about every page. Clio grew on me as the story progressed, and the mystery of her past with her father and what he's up to in the present was well-paced and engaging. I found all the characters to be believable and to have well-rounded lives that I could imagine going on beyond the pages of this book. There's a little bit of a past mystery that runs through the story as well, whic [...]

    19. I love Maureen Johnson novels! They are fun, light reads that make you forget about all the drama in your life as you enter the drama of her characters. I love books that I can escape into and forget about the "real world" for awhile and I escaped to the greatest place in this book: ITALY! How exciting would that be to actually go there?! I love reading warm, summer books in the winter with just as magical as snow falling down love stories. Thank you very much Danielle for the best get-away-vaca [...]

    20. Not my favorite MJ book. Pacing felt off--too much moping and not doing anything about it for the first 2/3 or so of the book. I kept waiting for Clio to get off her butt and DO something. She eventually did, but it was too late in coming, in my opinion. I also didn't much care for the love interest. MJ seems to imply that he was only acting like an asshole in response to Clio also acting like an asshole, but I felt his behavior was waaaay more assholish than hers. I didn't find him at all attra [...]

    21. I TOTALLY LUV THIS BOOK!Especially about Clio and Aidan!Maureen Johnson is one of my favorite authors since I read 13 Little Envelopes. And I hope that I get to read more of her books, but unfortunately I can't find any of her books in my country.What I think about Elsa is that she just use boys to make her boyfriend Alex jealous. Especially with Aidan and got depressed when Aidan kissed Clio and he likes her instead of Elsa.i just like the romance in the book, that's it then!

    22. Although I enjoyed reading this book, I only gave it three stars. The book starts well, with a really interesting dilemma for the young Clio. But when you continue reading, the whole triangle teenage love dilemma starts to annoy. It could have been great chicklit, if they'd sticked with the quest of finding the treasure, instead of turning it into another teenage love dilemma.

    23. A very high four stars from me because Maureen Johnson is simply amazing. This isn't my favorite of her books, but it's still a must-read for anyone who considers themselves a fan, and Clio is a wonderful heroine. In fact, my only real complaint is that there were a few threads in the plot that never got tied off. Can I request a sequel?!?! ;)

    24. This is an amusing piece of teen chick lit from talented author Maureen Johnson. It combines the suspense of an archeological thriller with the classic romantic plot ripped off from Pride and Prejudice that includes a Darcy-like love interest. A great light read for when you are in need of entertainment that is not mentally challenging.

    25. I have read and enjoyed many of Maureen Johnson's books, but I enjoyed this one the most. While there have always been small things about the author's plots that bothered me, I found the plot of this story to be very cohesive and enjoyable. While the plot could of been very predictable, it took unexpected twists and turns which left me wondering what would happen next.Great book!

    26. While not quite as good as Bermudez Triangle in my opinion, the story is a more light-hearted and fun one nonetheless. Great escape and beach reading.

    27. a pure maureen genious book.funny. relatable. uniqe. hot guysl around a great,no not great a perfect book.

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