The Mermaid Hypothesis (2016 Watty Award Winner)

The Mermaid Hypothesis (2016 Watty Award Winner)

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A.V. Geiger By adam_and_jane Completed

In the year 2020, the music industry is dead. A new technology called SirenSong has gone viral and wiped out every major record label on the planet. (Justin Bieber? Long forgotten. One Direction? Went on hiatus and never came back...)

An out-of-work record exec and his grandson Zac are on a crusade to find the one voice that can break the SirenSong spell and save the music business. When Zac encounters a girl named Ari, the connection between them is instant. There's something very different about her. Something special. Could Ari be the girl that they've been seeking? If only he could find a way to hear her sing. . . .

Unfortunately, Ari has been dealing her whole life with a condition called Selective Mutism. She can speak (and sing) when alone, but not around other people. Her doctors attribute her condition to anxiety in the wake of a childhood trauma. But Ari isn't so sure about that diagnosis. If her problem is really an anxiety disorder, then why has every psychiatric treatment in the book failed to help her? She can't help but dwell on the similar plight of her namesake and favorite Disney character, Ariel from The Little Mermaid. That Ari couldn't speak in front of other human beings either. Not until she found the love of a handsome prince. 

Is Zac the one who can unlock her hidden secrets? Will he turn her life into a retelling of her favorite fairytale? Or will her unhealthy obsession with all-things-mermaid lead Ari to nothing but heartache - or worse yet, to a watery grave.

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  • anxiety
  • disney
  • fairytale
  • fiction
  • freementalillness
  • freeyourbody
  • future
  • littlemermaid
  • love
  • mermaid
  • multimedia
  • murder
  • music
  • mute
  • nearfuture
  • psychological
  • romance
  • science
  • socialanxiety
  • youngadultreads
nicolivitch nicolivitch Sep 26, 2017
what?? they never came back?? 😱
                              that's one fictional world i ain't gonna like...
                              just saying
I'm so happy I started to read this book then didn't add it to my library and I just found it again and I'm so happy bc I was so excited to read this book!!!!!!!
Hmm. Note to self: Remember this in two years.
                              04/01/18 11:08 a.m
hayatiofnoor hayatiofnoor Oct 19, 2017
Thank goodness Justin is gone in this book. His songs are overrated and trashy
Tabita_Gonzales Tabita_Gonzales Sep 23, 2017
hey hola, soy nueva en esto y quería pasar a decir que he publicado una historia les agradecería si se pasaran a leerla y me comentaran a ver que tal lo hago me vendría bien que alguien me de su opinión.....gracias
nanannyse nanannyse Sep 11, 2017
I loved this book!!!! It touched my heart. I became so absorbed in the characters lives. You have a gift!