Top Ten Reasons Your Neighbor Might Be A Siren
by Lisa Papademetriou
10. Beautiful singing voice causes neighbors to go insane
9. Uses a wheelchair (due to fin)
8. You swear you’ve seen her face on the bow of a ship
7. Keeps trying to order kelp salad at local diner
6. Grizzled old sailors give her the eye
5. Wears a bikini top made of seashells
3. Backyard pool features live fish, sharks
2. Combs hair with a fork, best friend is a seagull
1. Yard riddled with bones of dead sailors
Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou
July 12th 2011
Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember what happened—his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident.
Now Will and his best friend and neighbor, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled—her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she's from—all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerizing voice have a powerful effect on people.
Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman?
Lisa Papademetriou has worked in an editorial capacity at Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Press. She has written or adapted over thirty books for young readers, including Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me; The Wizard, the Witch, and Two Girls from Jersey; How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days, and the New York Times bestselling Disney Fairies novel, Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon.
Lisa lives in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog, playing guitar, dancing around the house to 80's music, and eating at the vegetarian cafe (even though she isn't vegetarian).