Enduring whispers about her absent mother's alleged merrow origins after her father drowns, twelve-year-old Neen questions her identity as she becomes increasingly torn between the worlds of the sea and her island home.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Multicultural; Physical disability; death of a mother; death of a father; aunt raising niece; multicultural child; blind; blind child
Aurealis Award, 2010, Finalist, Young Adult Novels
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction
death; sea; village; lost; identity; water; Christianity; pagan
Braxton-Smith, Ananda, "Merrow" (2010). Diverse Families. 724.