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Reader reviewed by chrise

i liked reading this book alot.when i first started reading it it seemed boring because there was so many descpiptions. but when i read past the first twenty pages, the book turned out really good. i began seeing how clio baklmed her father for her accident and as i read more and more,i began to read about adrian and clio.not to give anything away but im just going to say clio and adrian get involved in a triangle with ollie.even though ollie isnt there.with adrian and clio.but one really cool thing about the book is that the book is placed in naples italy and every character is on the yact.yoy ahould look into it.
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A Ride to Enjoy
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Reader reviewed by Lea

Clio has had quite an interesting life, and a tattoo to match her artistic personality. Just when she lands the dream job, guess what? Kiss that sucker goodbye.

Instead, she's tagging along with her dad for summer, on a boat in Italy. But it won't be just her and dear old dad. Julia, the new girlfriend, her daughter Elsa, and assistant Aiden are all tagging along. But what are they looking for?

It was great to see Clio struggle with everything, become friends with Elsa, fall for Aiden, deal with the fact that Elsa likes him too, and solve the mystery of this trip. Just when she thinks she's got it, she doesn't. I loved the adventure of it all, the characters were great, and the story was amazing. I was ready to hop aboard on the next boat to Italy just so I could have a wild ride like Clio...
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Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
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Reader reviewed by ReggieWrites

Girl at Sea starts off with
Clio being forced to go with her father on vacation since her parents
are divorced. Now, she's stuck with her dad, his best friend, his
research partner, her assistant Aidan, and her daughter Elsa on a boat.
Clio hates it because she's trapped on a boat in the middle of the Mediterranean
when she could be working in an art store back home flirting with her
co-worker Ollie. A lot of things happen in the boat...and a lot of
secrets are revealed.

I found Girl at Sea
okay. It did get a little boring because the setting was mostly on the
boat but I still found the plot to be fun and definitely one-of-a-kind.
I loved all the wacky events that happened to Clio; the jelly fish
stings, thieves trying to steal the boat, and accusing Julia.

Another
thing I noticed was that all the characters were very dynamic and
realistic. I was able to relate to everyone of them and the situation
each of them were in.

Elsa was on the rebound from her old boyfriend.
Clio was where she didn't want to be and she was around people she didn't like.
Adam wasn't really enjoying being Julia's assistant.
Julia was solely focused on her research.
And
Clio's dad was still guilty about the boat that hit Clio when she was a
kid. He's still trying to make her more amiable and more appreciative towards him.

As you can see, they are all very realistic. I was able to catch a glimpse of what their life was like through Clio's eyes.

Even
though it was a little bumpy and a little choppy, I enjoyed reading it
all the way to the end. There was just the right mix of adventure,
romance, and mystery. It's a good read and it will leave you wanting
more. B+ :-)


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ninth times a charm
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Reader reviewed by christie

i loved this book.its about a girl maned clio whos forced to satay with her father on his boat for the summer.turns out the boat is a yact and clio and her father cruise with julia the fathers girlfriend,elsa the girlfriends daughter,aidan the girlfriends assistant,and martin the fathers friend.theyre all there on a quest to find a stone thats from a famous ship called the bell star.aenwhile,elsa is plannaing a way for aidan to fall in love with her and clio id mourning the loss of spending time with her almost boyfriend ollie from home.but then aidan admits he likes clio and clio and her dad find the stone in the waters of italy...
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Reader reviewed by Beth

this book is okay. Its kinda boring though. I didn't hate this book but i sure didnt love it. It probably wouldn't make my top 50 books. I wouldn't recommend this book because its not really that exciting. The ending is really kinda blah. i mean it looked like The author was going to go somewhere totally different with it then it kinda just ended. I barely even remember it.
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A Good Summer Read.
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3.0
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Reader reviewed by Kelsey

Clio Ford is an artist, she lands a job at an art store, where she has time with her crush. Things seem to be going great for her, until her dad calls. He wants her to live with him for the summer, the only catch? It's on a yatch in Italy. Along she goes, only to find it's really a quest to find some aciemt memorial from back along time ago. I enjoyed the humor and romance that happens in this book! I recommend 12 and up for this great read.
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After pg. 166, nothing bad to say about it!
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Reader reviewed by GirlwiththeBraids


Taken away from her chances of winning over a handsome Southern, Clio is pulled into the world of seasickness and tiny spaces. Her father, ambitious and hopeful (and should I say cute), bought a yacht. The yacht isnt huge but it would get them from here to there, right? What about from Sorrento, Italy to the middle of the sea? Stuck on a yacht (which should be exciting) but with five other people, can be tiring. Especially if there is a statuesque archeologists daughter who Clio envies, a cute research assistant who just might be taken, her fathers best friend who suffers from heart problems, her fathers new girlfriend, and, of course her father. Clio is annoyed already but the real reason is & what are they doing in the middle of the sea?


The first half of this book (pages 166 and earlier) where slow at getting to the point. It was boring to read about the same scenes, setting, characters, and problems. It was really a teenage drama. But when page 167 arrived, I was sucked in. The story behind the main secret (the reason they are on a yacht in the middle of the sea) began to intertwine with Clios personal life. That, itself, is exciting! Author Maureen Johnson is clever in so many ways. She took unoriginal characters (ex. snobbish, hot, etc.) and made their small qualities seem important through humorous dialogue and vivid descriptions of the whole ordeal. If you are patient enough, which means if you can deal with reading the first half of the book, this is a great story to have on your bookshelf.

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A Fun, Romantic Read
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Reader reviewed by Max

Seventeen-year-old Clio Ford has just gotten a summer job at an art store working alongside a guy she likes. She's not happy when her father whisks her away for the summer on a ship to Italy for his research. However, she finds herself making friends with the other girl onboard and developing interest in the guy helping with the research.




Maureen Johnson does an excellent job of writing the tone of a witty, sarcastic teenager while also keeping it light. The characters are interesting to read, the plot is a perfect balance of discovery and mystery, and Clio's voice is just fun to read. I loved Girl at Sea, and I heartily recommend it.



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Girl at Sea
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Reader reviewed by Rin

17 year old Clio has finally landed that job at the art store she wanted, the one where she could work alongside with her crush.

Too bad she doesn't get to keep it. Clio is forced to go visit with her father on a Yacht in Italy, with his girlfriend. They're on a search for something that seems like the Rosetta Stone.

The author skillfully weaves this tale, incorporating friendship, family and romance while at the same time keeping the intrigue and excitement up.
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a little unbelievable, yet amusing
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Reader reviewed by abscae

Personally, I like some of Maureen Johnson's work: particularly 13 Little Blue Envelopes. This one was amusing at best. It's about the story of Clio (pronounced Cleo) that is whisked away on her father's trip (a father that barely visits her after the divorce), a boat full of strangers and the unknown. First there's Jane, her father's girlfriend. And then there's Elsa, the pretty, alluring Elsa who is out to get Aidan, Jane's assistant, the one with the ever sea green eyes.

I felt that Clio was slightly bratty. She acts as if the world owes her something. And maybe it does. But it was nice to know our protagonist wasn't perfection.
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