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Loved it!
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Reader reviewed by Courtney

I was lucky enough to recieve an advance copy of this book in January. When I started reading I couldn't put it down! Maureen Johnson includes interesting History without making it boring. I loved all the characters. The main character is sarcastic but loveable and totally relatable. I would reccommend this book to anyone!
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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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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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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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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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Self-Discovery Aboard a Yacht with Strangers
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Reader reviewed by Stephanie

17-year-old Clio Ford wants to make the summer before her senior year her best yet, starting with a job at the local art supply store alongside her longtime crush Ollie. Then her mother delivers the blow: shes going to Kansas on some art grant. Shes taking her boyfriend with her. And Clio is relegated to spending the summer with her father aboard a boat in Italy. Her father, the man who had made her childhood perfect, but through continuous absentmindedness and impulsiveness had almost ruined them.

Things get even worse. Clios shipmates are her dads girlfriend Julia, an intense professor/researcher; Julias daughter Elsa, beautiful and loyal; Martin, Clios dads longtime friend; and Aidans, Julias research assistant with the arrogant attitude. And this motley crew is supposed to live together on a yacht and search for something that nobody has told Clio anything about.

Can this summer, which is shaping up to be the worst one ever, actually end with Clio finding true love, a best friend, and a better relationship with the man who had once deserted her?

Once again Maureen Johnson delivers a winner. Not much really goes on, and all the mystery surrounding the crews mission is a bit overdone, but Johnson creates remarkably vivid characters, flavored with snappy, smart dialogue and off-handed snort-out-loud remarks. Fans of her previous books should love this one just as much.
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Wow,All That In Just Two Weeks !!!!!
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Reader reviewed by Anna

Girl At Sea was was great,although some of it wasnt completely believeable.Like the part after Clio gets stung by tons of jelly fish and she has to pull herself up onto the deck of the yatch.For some reason it seemed a little off to me,but otherwise it very well written.Especially the part where those men take over the boat and Clio has to start a fire to distract the men,very clever.
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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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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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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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