Sarah Ockler's 'The Summer of Chasing Mermaids' And 19 Other Summer Book Covers That Will Make You Want To Vacation Forever

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Young adult author Sarah Ockler knows there's something magical about summer — just look at her most famous novel Twenty Boy Summer and now her latest release The Summer of Chasing Mermaids . She captures those summer love (or fling), barefoot in the sand, splashing in the waves, teenage summers that we all have glowing in sunshine in our memories.

June's The Summer of Chasing Mermaids definitely has that summer magic — it's even set in a small Oregon coastal town named after the mythical first mermaid ever. Elyse d’Abreau is the youngest of six songstress singers, until a tragedy takes her voice. (Starting to sound a little familiar, The Little Mermaid fans?) She travels from her home in Tobago to this Oregon town where she meets Christian Kane, a prince in the high school sort of way. Elyse forms an unexpected bond with playboy Christian, but things get super interesting when Christian's younger brother believes that Elyse is that mythical mermaid come to land.

Mermaids, sailing, beaches, and a summer romance? Yes, this is definitely a book you will need in your hand on your summer vacation this year. And you could practically put its cover as the visual under "summer" in the dictionary. Don't take my word for it; give it a look. And while you're at it, there are 19 other perfectly summer book covers you'll have to pry your eyes away from in order to, you know, actually read the book.

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