Monstrous beauty
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Published:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
295 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
780L
Status:
Antioch High - Teen Fiction
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Hillwood High - Teen Fiction
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Hunter's Lane High - Teen Fiction
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Description

Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect .. . or a curse? With Ezra's help, Hester investigates her family's strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean - but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374373665, 0374373663
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.6, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
780

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Description
In alternating chapters, tells of the mermaid Syrenka's love for Ezra in 1872 that leads to a series of horrific murders, and present-day Hester's encounter with a ghost that reveals her connection to the murders and to Syrenka.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fama, E. (2012). Monstrous beauty. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fama, Elizabeth. 2012. Monstrous Beauty. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fama, Elizabeth, Monstrous Beauty. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fama, Elizabeth. Monstrous Beauty. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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